Class B: Open Burning Permit Application

Burn Season: October 31, 2023, to April 30, 2024

Applicant acknowledges that address information related to open burning permits may be made public.

Applicant acknowledges and shall comply with all conditions contained herein.

  • RDNO Open Burning – Fire Regulation Bylaw 2514 (and all amendments thereto)
  • Permit valid only from date of issuance with permit # assigned by RDNO
  • Venting Index must be 55 (“good”) or greater
  • Prior to burning obtain Venting Index Information at:
  • External:

Terms & Conditions

Provided for convenience only; refer to Bylaw 2514 for all applicable terms.

  • Property must be 1.0 hectares (2.5 acres) or larger
  • Burn piles must not exceed 3 metres in diameter and 2 metres in height
  • All material to be burned must have originated from the property
  • Burn pile must not contain prohibited materials
  • There must be at least 10 metres distance between the burn pile and fences, property lines, buildings, bushes, standing timber and structures
  • Adequate equipment and persons must be available to ensure the fire is controlled
  • The fire must not be left unattended and must be extinguished before persons leave the area
  • Open burning shall not be conducted continuously for more than 12 hours
  • Permit holder to retain and produce this permit on request

Permitted Materials

  • Untreated wood, prunings, branches, tree trunks, and stumps allowed to dry for at least 180 days and do not include compostable materials 

Prohibited Materials

  • Tires, plastics, paint, demolition waste, drywall
  • Commercial, construction and industrial waste
  • Woody debris resulting from land being cleared or partially cleared for a different use
  • Domestic waste, rubber, special waste
  • Treated lumber, railway ties
  • Asphalt and asphalt products
  • Compostable materials: including, but not limited to plants, grass clippings, leaves, tree needles, garden waste, weeds, and manure
  • Fuel and lubricant containers
  • Recyclable items including, but not limited to paper, cardboard, tin, aluminum, and plastics