Permits

BACKYARD BURNING BANNED – NO PERMITS ISSUED AT THIS TIME

Permits are always required during Fire Season (April 15 – Oct 31).

Applying for Burning Permits is an easy application done by phone, and are free of charge; you must register your burn with a minimum of 24 hours prior to igniting. To register your burn contact the Extension Fire Department 250-754-3235 and leave a message with your address, size of the pile, and type of material.

PLEASE NOTE: All category 3 permits must also have a burning reference number issued by the Ministry Of Forests.

Category 1 – Fire piles no bigger than 1M(3FT) in height x 1M(3FT) in width

Category 2 – Fire piles no bigger than 2M(6FT) in height x 3M(10FT) in width

Campfires and Burning Barrels with Screen – DOES NOT REQUIRE REGISTRATION

Any person starting or maintaining a fire must follow the open burning smoke control regulation, BC Reg. 145/93, and the open burning smoke control code of practice as defined in that regulation.

Burning of the following is prohibited:

  • demolition waste
  • construction materials
  • tar paper
  • asphalt products
  • drywall
  • domestic waste
  • treated lumber
  • tires
  • rubber
  • paint
  • fuel and lubricant containers
  • plastics
  • railway ties

Please note that the Fire Chief or other Officer may withhold or cancel any registered burn where, in their opinion, the igniting of a fire may create a hazard or nuisance to persons or property, and the Fire Chief or an Officer may extinguish or order the extinguishment of any fire that is causing nuisance to persons, or any fire started with or without permission to do so.