Burn Permit

Township of North Kawartha Residential Fire (Burning) Permit

Burn permits are required for all open air burning in the Municipality of North Kawartha. This includes campfires of any size and brush burning.

If you are unable to complete the burn permit online you must attend an issuing location (listed below) to complete a burn permit in person.

Online Burn Permit Application 

Once you complete and submit the online burn permit application below you will receive a reply with a pdf copy of your completed application via email (from noreply@esolutionsgroup.ca).  Please retain/print a copy for your files. 

Please note: Burn permits are valid for 1 year.  Please use the drop down calendars to set your dates.

Online Burn Permit Application

You can visit one of the following locations during operating hours to obtain a burn permit in person:

  • Woodview General Store, 6220 Highway 28, Woodview
  • Anstruther Marina, 23 Fire Route 63, Anstruther Lake
  • Municipal Office, 280 Burleigh Street, Apsley

The following is not permitted:

  • Burn barrels
  • Burning of grass or leaves
  • Ignition of or use of flying lantern (also known as sky lantern)
  • Burning of garbage or hazardous to the environment materials
  • Burning during the daytime ( 8 AM until 6 PM) from April 1 until October 31

Consult the Open Air Burning Bylaw for a complete list of all the rules related to open air burning.
View the following By-laws:

  • By-Law #46/12  By-law of the Corporation of the Township of North Kawarhta to regulate the setting of open air fires and to repeal By-Law #24/11
  • By-Law 2018-085  By-law of the Corporation of the Township of North Kawartha to amend By-Law 2012-046 which regulates the setting of open air fires, by including the ban of flying lanterns.

1. The applicant acknowledges having read and understood By-Law No. 46/12.
2. The person issued the permit shall keep the permit at the site of the burning operation conducted
under the permit, and produce it upon request from the Fire Department or authorized authorities.
3. This permit is granted for the purpose of campfires, cookouts, corn roasts etc..., the size of fire is to
be limited to 0.6 meter x 0.6 meter x 0.6 meter (2 feet x 2 feet x 2 feet).
4. This permit is granted for the purpose of brush burning, the size of the fire is to be limited to 1
meter x 1 meter x 1 meter (3.3 feet x 3.3 feet x 3.3 feet)
5. The person issued the permit shall have at the location of the fire at all times a competent person and
enough water and equipment to completely control and extinguish the fire.
6. It is the responsibility of the person issued the permit to check and monitor burning
conditions as well as to ensure a Burn Ban is not in place.
7. A competent person shall extinguish the fire until dead out before leaving the fire unattended.
8. From April 1 until October 31 burning is permitted after 6 p.m. until 8 a.m. only. NO DAY
BURNING IS ALLOWED.
9. Fines and or Fees as per Schedule "D" and "E" will be issued to the REGISTERED OWNER
of the property.

Contractor Burn Permits are available in the Municipal Office

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