Burn Permits

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Burn Permits

In May of 2010, The Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Leamington approved By-law 34-10  regulating open fires in the Municipality of Leamington.  Under this by-law, a permit may be approved for open fires if it meets certain criteria.

Applications are now available online. 

Types of Burn Permits

There are three types of permits issued by the department:

  • Single Event:  Farm land clean up (fence row etc.).  Must be 150' from buildings, 1000' from oil wells/hazardous materials.
  • Agricultural/Annual:  Designated spot on a farm marked out by a berm or pit.  Must be 150' from buildings, 1000' from oil wells/hazardous materials.
  • Residential Campfire (Recreational): Steal ring for containment, 24" maximum diameter, 15' away from any structure, fence, shed, landscaping etc., no overhead tree branches or hydro wires.

Burn permits will require 2-3 business days for processing, and first time applicants will require an inspection prior to approval of the burn from Leamington Fire Services.

 Renew or Apply for an Open Air Burning Permit 

Complaints

Any person who wishes to make a complaint regarding an open air burn should contact our dispatch centre at 519-326-4431.

 

Contact(s)

© 2020 The Municipality of Leamington 111 Erie Street North, Leamington, Ontario N8H 2Z9

Phone: 519-326-5761
Fax: 519-326-2481
Email: General Information

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