Prior to setting a fire on any day, fire permit holders shall contact the Fire Department to confirm it is safe to burn by calling the 'Permission to Burn Line' at 905-852-9038.

Open Air and Recreational Fire Permits are available online.  Oversized and regular permits can be obtained at the Fire Station Mon.-Fri. 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. Covid screening and contact tracing measures in effect.

Before applying for a fire permit, please review the Fire By-law for full details about open burning regulations and permit requirements.

We issue the following burn permits:

  • Open Air Fire Permit
  • Oversize Fire Permit
  • Recreational Fire Permit

Apply for a fire permit

Please note that Oversized Fire Permits can only be obtained at the Fire Station, 301 Brock St. West Uxbridge.

Open air fire permit

An Open Air Fire Permit can be obtained online or by visiting the Uxbridge Fire Station, located at 301 Brock St. West Uxbridge during regular business hours. An open air fire permit costs:

  • $35 for an open air fire permit

Please note that the purchase of an Open Air Fire Permit includes a Recreational Fire Permit. You do not need to purchase both.

Regulations

Open air fires must meet the following regulations:

  • The fire shall not exceed 1.5 m in diameter
  • Two people must attend the fire at all times
  • All fires must be extinguished before sunset
  • Minimum 15 metres clearance required in all directions
  • You must have a copy of the fire permit on site

Oversized fire permit

Oversized fire permits can only be obtained by contacting the Fire Department. Before the permit can be issued, the Fire Prevention Officer will need to inspect the site. An oversized fire permit costs:

  • $150 for standard oversized fires
  • $50 with a Farm Business Registration Number

Before burning, you must call the Fire Department at 905-852-9038 in order to get permission to start an open air burn.

Regulations

Oversized fires must meet the following regulations:

  • Are larger than 1.5 m in diameter
  • A loader or back-hoe must be present to extinguish the fire or prevent the spread of fire if necessary
  • You must have a copy of the fire permit on site

Recreational fire permit

A Recreational Fire Permit can be obtained online or by visiting the Uxbridge Fire Station, located at 301 Brock St. West Uxbridge during regular business hours.  A recreational fire permit costs $5 for family recreational use and an annual recreational campsite fire permit is $50.

Regulations

Recreational fires must meet the following regulations:

  • Recreational fires shall not exceed .75 m in diameter
  • Two people must attend the fire at all times
  • Recreational fires are permitted after sunset
  • Minimum 9 metres clearance is required in all directions

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