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Fire Department - To Regulate Open Air Burning
FIRE DEPARTMENT
61 DUNDAS STREET EAST
PARIS, ONTARIO
N3L 3H1
PHONE: (519) 442-4500
TOLL FREE: 1-866-847-5416
FAX: (519) 442-4590
E-MAIL: fire@brant.ca

TO REGULATE OPEN AIR BURNING
(Condensed from County of Brant By-law No. 223-02)
Click here for the full by-law

COOKING FIRES: NO CALL NEEDED NO FEE
The Ontario Fire Code Article 2.6.3.4 states “open air burning shall not be permitted unless approved, “OR” unless such burning consists of a small confined fire, supervised at all times, and used to cook food on a grill or barbecue.”
RECREATIONAL BURNING: NO CALL NEEDED NO FEE
  1. When the fire is contained in a fire pit which is no more than one square meter in area.
  2. Is at least 15 meters from any building, structure, hedge, fence, roadway, property line.
  3. Unless otherwise approved by the Fire Chief.
NON-RECREATIONAL RESIDENTIAL/AGRICULTURAL BURNING: NOTIFY DISPATCH NO FEE
Open air burning that does not meet the criteria of recreational burning (i.e. yard waste, brush piles of under 3 square meters in area) MUST BE APPROVED BY THE FIRE CHIEF.

NON-RECREATIONAL SINGLE
OCCASION PERMIT:
NOTIFY DISPATCH FEE IS CHARGED
For large farm-type fires, brush/ginseng shades/kilns, permission for up to 3 days with permit.
COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL,
INSTITUTIONAL, BURNING:
SEMI-ANNUAL PERMIT FEE IS CHARGED
The Fire Chief shall issue a permit for the burning of materials included in Schedule "B" forming part of the by-law. The permit fee for a semi-annual permit may be found in the County's schedule of fees and charges.
For additional information, please contact the County of Brant Fire Department.
 
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