Orangeville Fire CrestPlease be advised that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the fire station at 10 Dawson Road is closed to public access.

 You must apply for a burn permit if you'd like to have an outdoor fire in the Town of Orangeville. All outdoor fires are regulated through the Town of Orangeville Outdoor Fire By-law.

Applications

Changes in 2020 Burn Permit Applications due to COVID-19 Pandemic

To have a burn permit approved, you must ensure your property meets the requirements of the Outdoor Fire By-lawThe Orangeville Fire Service will not be attending properties to perform the usual routine inspections to ensure compliancy due to COVID-19, however, depending on if you have had a permit before or are applying for the first time, there will be a temporary process to apply and receive a burn permit in the Town of Orangeville.

When you're ready to apply, please complete this questionnaire. You will receive an application package to the email address you provide within one business day.

Important points for applications for permits in 2020

  • Permit holders who have had a recent inspection in 2019 or 2018 can be considered to have their inspection waived for 2020
  • It is important for new applicants to  check for compliance to the by-law in regard to the location and condition of the fire bowl, chiminea or outdoor fireplace, and to ensure there are no obstructions in the area
  • New permit applicants will be required to email photos, videos and/or drawings when requested

Fees

It costs $30 for a burn permit. We accept payments in debit, credit, cash and cheque.

Outdoor fire regulations

All outdoor fires must comply with regulations outlined in the Town of Orangeville Outdoor Fire By-law. We may revoke your permit if you don't comply with the by-law. Here are some burn regulations:

  • fire must be contained in a manufactured fire bowl, chiminea or outdoor fireplace
  • the burning container must be 3 metres away from any building, structure, property line, tree, hedge, fence, roadway, overhead wire or any other combustible material
  • only clean and dry wood may be burned
  • burning is only permitted between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • do not burn during smog alerts, fog, rain or dry conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

 How much is a burn permit, and how can I pay with the current COVID-19 pandemic situation?

  • The cost of a burn permit is $30. Payments can be made by credit card or cheques can be mailed/dropped off in the mailbox at 10 Dawson Road. We cannot accept debit, cash or email money transfers

 What can I burn in my fire?

  • Only clean and dry wood can be burned. Yard waste, tree fall, and other waste is strictly prohibited. A burn permit can be revoked and bylaw changes can be laid for failure to comply with the by-law

 How long is a burn permit valid for?

  • Burn permits are for the calendar year, expiring every December 31

 When can I have a fire?

  • Burning is permitted between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. only. Do not burn during smog alerts, fog, rain or dry condition. Watch The Town of Orangeville website, and Orangeville Fire Service social media to ensure there is not a burn ban

 What if I don’t follow the by-law regulations?

  • A burn permit can be revoked for failure to comply with the by-law. At the discretion of the Fire Chief and Town of Orangeville By-law staff, charges can also be laid

 Where can I place my burning container to ensure it meets the requirements?

  • The burning container must be 3.0 metres (9 feet, 10 inches) from any building, structure, property line, tree, hedge, fence, roadway, overhead wire, other combustible article or obstruction

Sensitive Receptor Registry

A burn permit may be revoked if there is a Sensitive Receptor within 45 metres of your property. Find out more about the Sensitive Receptor Registry.