Open Burning

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations that surround open burning.

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On This Page:

Open Burning Permits and Guidelines

The Fire Department has developed a pamphlet and criteria guideline that summarizes how to obtain a permit and the open burning regulations for brush, fire pits, burn barrels, etc. Please click the links to view the PDFs in a separate window.
-  Open Burning Permit Pamphlet
-  Burning Criteria Guidelines (May, 2020)

What can I burn?

Twigs and branches, leaves and other natural debris from your property. Open burning may only be performed with the permission of the Fire Department and in compliance with the rules and regulations under the Ontario Fire Code.  Please consult the Burning Criteria Guidelines for further details.

NEVER START A FIRE IN YOUR INCINERATOR
1. ON A WINDY DAY
2. BEFORE DAWN
3. OR AFTER DUSK

How do I obtain permission to burn?

Clipart of phonePlease allow 24 hours notice before expecting to burn to allow for inspection and authorization.

Online: Permits are now available online at https://ek.burnpermits.com
Phone: Toll-free at 1-844-749-2876 or Fire Department's Main Office at 613-498-2460

Remember - if the Fire Department is called and no authorization has been obtained, you are liable to pay costs for the Fire Department and/or charged under the Ontario Fire Code, or both.

Regardless of authorization, the person that starts the fire is responsible for any effect that fire or smoke may have on neigbouring persons or property.

Contact Us

Fire Chief Jim Donovan
Deputy Fire Chief Andy Guilboard
Administrative Assistant Barbara Brownell

Mail:
Fire Department
6544 New Dublin Rd
RR 2 Addison, ON K0E 1A0

Phone:
613-498-2460

Fax:
613-342-2358

Email:
fireadmin@ektwp.ca  

Stop By:
Station No. 1
44 Main Street East, Lyn

Open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, 6544 New Dublin Rd, RR 2  Addison, ON, K0E 1A0
Tel. 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175, Fax. 613-345-7235, Email: mail@ektwp.ca
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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