You need a burn permit to have certain types of fires in the Town of Stouffville. View the different types of burn permits and find out when you need a permit.
Before you apply>
Before you can apply for a burn permit, we need to confirm that your property is not within a restricted area. Your property must also be a minimum of one acre in size to qualify for the permit.
Do I need a burn permit?>
You need a burn permit if you are having a fire on your property to clean up excess yard waste such as dry brush, wood products and natural organic material. You don’t need a burn permit for a recreational fire that uses clean wood products in a fire pit or chiminea. For any type of fire, please read the Open Air Burning By-law before burning.
Apply for a burn permit>
Please complete our Burn Permit Application. To purchase a permit, you must be the property owner. If you are not the property owner, you must provide us with a letter of permission from them.
Specialty burn permits (5-day permit)>
If you need to burn outside of the permit and by-law regulations, you can request a specialty burn permit. Before we will issue a specialty burn permit, we will need to inspect the burn site.
To apply for a specialty burn permit, please complete the Oversized Burn Permit Application or contact Stouffville Fire and Emergency Services at 905 640-9595 ext. 6229.
The fees for a specialty burn permit include:
Recreational fires do not require a burn permit, but you must follow the regulations outlined in the Open Air Burning By-law. Before having a recreational fire, you must submit a Recreational Fire Conditions Form.
The Fireworks By-law regulates the sale and use of fireworks in the Town of Stouffville. You can set off consumer fireworks without a permit on Victoria Day and Canada Day or the two days before or after these holidays. If you want to set off fireworks on any other day, you need to apply for a permit.
We will review the application and if necessary, conduct a site inspection before granting the permit. Pyrotechnic style fireworks typically used indoors must also follow the instructions listed for display fireworks. Upon approval, we will also notify municipal law enforcement and York Regional Police.
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