Burn Permit

Burn permits are valid from January 1 to December 31 every year. Remember to check the current Fire Danger Rating before burning either on our website, calling 1-877-847-1577 for the Muskoka Fire Rating or the Georgian Bay Fire Department at 1-705-538-2765.

Review the following burning guidelines:

  • Review and abide by Burning By-law 2019-18.
  • Burn only class “A” combustible materials.
  • Don’t burn kitchen garbage, treated or painted lumber/construction materials or materials made/or containing rubber, plastic, tar, or other hazardous material.
  • Campfires must be no greater than 1 cubic meter and bonfires must be no greater than 2 cubic meters.
  • Fires must be under constant supervision and controlled at all times.
  • Daytime burning is permitted.
  • Do not burn on days where smoke will blow across roadways and hamper driving visibility.
  • Always have proper extinguishment tools on site.
  • If the Chief Fire Official, officer or a member of the fire department deems a fire to be in contravention of the burning by-law, the fire shall be extinguished.
  • The Chief Fire Official, or designate, or Municipal Law Enforcement Officer, has the right to revoke an issued permit upon receipt of any complaint or violation of any part of Burning By-law 2019-18.
  • The current Ministry of Transportation rate charged shall be a minimum of $477 per fire apparatus for every hour of part thereof that the fire department is on site.
  • NO NON RECREATIONAL FIRES (bonfires), FIREWORKS, ARE ALLOWED when the Fire Danger Rating is HIGH.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO BURNING or FIREWORKS ARE PERMITTED when the Fire Danger Rating is EXTREME.


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