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Thinking of having a backyard fire? The City offers two types of permits for outdoor burning. The by-laws, described below, provide rules and guidelines to ensure residents' safety. Permits are for recreational purposes only.
There is currently NOT a fire ban in Barrie for residents with permits for OSFBAs. Should a ban come into effect, this page will be updated, a
press release will be issued, and notice will be posted on
Outdoor burning must be done in an approved OSFBA and requires a permit. Residents need to meet the requirements in the OSFBA By-law and obtain a permit. For property owners, permits are available online at a cost of $22.
Permits are issued per calendar year and expire on December 31 of each year.
Please note: tenants require the owner's permission to obtain a permit.Tenants should have their landlords e-mail permission to
firstname.lastname@example.org before proceeding with an online application request. Please call 705-728-3199 (press 0 for reception) during regular business hours for additional assistance (Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm).
Apply for Burn Permit Online
Note: If you apply for an OSFBA permit and you are not the registered owner of the property, your application will be denied and the application fee will not be refunded.
Accept - I am the property ownerDecline
The outdoor fuel burning appliance by-law is enforced with zero tolerance, meaning all fires in outdoor solid fuel burning appliances will be ordered extinguished upon complaint (even with a permit). Those without a permit will be fined for burning without a permit. A second complaint for the same address within a 24-hour period, regardless of whether there is a permit, may result in a fine of $305. Processing of the permit can generally take 3–5 business days. During that time, the emailed proof of payment can be used to substitute the permit.
Residents must meet the requirements in the Open Air burning By-law in order to obtain a permit. The intent of “open air” burning is for recreational purposes only. Open air burning permits are issued per day. The current permit fee is $36.75. Please remember:
No. Everyone must obtain a permit annually. ALL permits expire at the end of each calendar year.
Processing of the permit can generally take 3–5 business days. During that time, the emailed proof of payment can be used to substitute the permit.
Written permission must be sent to administration via fax, email, or in person. No phone calls will be accepted.
Payment can be made by cash, debit, MasterCard or Visa.
No. Not at this time. We can only issue permits for that calendar year.
The owner must be the purchaser. The owner can apply on line, or provide you with written permission in order for you to obtain a permit for that address.
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