Purchase your annual fire permit at severn.ca/firepermits

Open-air burning and permits

Township of Severn’s Open-Air Burning By-law regulates the issuing of fire permits, the size of fires and materials you can burn within an open-air fire. Fire permits are required for all outdoor burning in Severn. Fire permits are valid until December 31 of the year the permit is issued. Fire permits purchased in 2022 are now expired. 

We issue two types of fire permits:

  • fire permit for all fires 61 cm in diameter or less for a fee of $25
  • agricultural fire permit for larger burns for a fee of $75 (our staff will need to visit the site to approve the permit)

Once you complete your online annual fire permit application or online agricultural fire permit application you will be contacted by our staff either approving your fire permit or requesting further information. 

Once approved, you can only burn clean dry wood with either permit. Please do not burn leaves or garden waste in an open-air fire. Instead, you can dispose of yard waste through the yard waste and leaf pick up program.

If the guidelines of your fire permit are not followed as per our Open-Air Burning By-law, your fire permit may be revoked without a refund and the property owner may be invoiced for staff and department services.

"Fire permits help ensure that fire is used safely. A permit sets out the rules around what can be burned and how the fire should be maintained and extinguished. It also lets our staff and firefighters know that there will be a fire in the area. This allows us to be on alert for any problems and to reassure neighbours or other members of the community who may call concerning smoke."
- Jake Hawkins, Fire Prevention Officer

About Severn Fire and Emergency Services

Township of Severn provides a range of fire and emergency services to protect life, property, and the environment. We do this through education, prevention, investigation, training, rescue, fire suppression, and basic life support services.

Staff contact

Jake Hawkins
Fire Prevention Officer
Phone: 705-325-2315 x248
Email Jake

Non-Emergency Fire
Phone: 705-325-5201