Outdoor burning regulation - Quick Guide
Residential backyard burning (burn piles)
Residential backyard burning has been banned for April 2020. Permits will not be issued.
Residential backyard burning, often called burn piles, are for disposing of large amounts of organic yard waste on your own property.
Residential outdoor cooking fires
Permits are not required for residential outdoor cooking fires, under these conditions:
- Fire is within a device or barrier and is contained from spreading
- Container does not exceed 24 inches in diameter
- Burn only clean, dry wood or briquettes
- Fire duration is not more than 2 hours
Barbecues, grills or smokers fuelled by:
- Liquid (naphtha, kerosene, etc.)
- Gas (propane, natural gas, etc.)
- Solid (charcoal briquettes)
- Portable or fixed campfire devices that are fuelled by propane or natural gas