Burn Permit

Township of North Kawartha Residential Fire (Burning) Permit

Once you complete your burn permit ensure you print a copy for yourself. Email your completed Burn Permit to
firepermits@northkawartha.ca or fax to 705-656-4446

Please do not send questions or enquiries to the above email address as it is used only for receiving Burn Permits and is a 'no reply' email. Please use the contact information on the side of this page.

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

Download the Residential Burn Permit pdf

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.

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
  • Eels Lake Marina, 807 Eels Lake Road, Eels Lake

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 2012-046  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
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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