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Northern Bruce Peninsula Burn Permits

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Welcome to the Northern Bruce Peninsula Online Open Burn Permit Manager.

Please fill in the form to create a new account and register for your first permit.

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Toll-free: 1-855-336-1475

Low danger of fire spread. You may conduct any municipality permitted fire activities

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can obtain a burn permit?

Only residents living in approved areas can obtain a permit. Permits are conditional and may be revoked at any time. You must be 18 years of age or older.

How can I obtain a burn permit?

You may register online using this website, or you can visit the Municipal Office in person during regular business hours.

What can I burn?

Please only burn wood, wood by-products (cardboard, paper etc.) or leaves.

Do I need a permit?

If you want to have an open-air fire (burn barrel, brush burning, agriculture burning, etc.) then yes, you need an approved permit. If you are having a barbecue or campfire a permit is not required. The discharge of family fireworks on the applicable days also requires a burn permit.

How do I print my Special Permit in order to present to the Fire Department?

1. Complete the Application Process until presented with the screen “Your application has been submitted for review” 2. Select “Go to My Permits” or Select “My Permits” in the top right corner 3. Select appropriate Permit ID (ex. #OABS-19-001) 4. Print

Is there a cost for a burning permit?

No, permits are free of charge; however, it has to be renewed annually.

Do I need to call before I burn?

Yes. Call the burn permit line @ 1-855-336-1475 to activate your burning permit each time you wish to burn.

How do I register my burn and how long is my burn active for?

In order to register your burn, you must call 1-855-336-1475 and enter the phone number with which you registered your account. The automated phone system will register your intent to burn and your burn will be activated. From the time your burn is registered it is considered active for 24 hours. However, just because the burn is registered and active for 24 hours does not take away from the condition that burning can only occur between the hours of 6pm and 10am.