Approved Burning Devices:
"Approved Burning Device” means a device made from pottery, metal or masonry, with a firebox that is no larger than 60 centimeters or 24 inches in diameter, located in an area that will not pose a risk for fire spread and that is equipped with an enclosed hearth with a 6 millimeters or
¼” inch mesh screen completely covering the top, or a hearth that is enclosed on
all sides that has a 6 millimeters or ¼” inch mesh screen completely covering the
top. It may also include an approved outdoor fireplace.
As outlined in the Open Burn By-law Number 107-2016:
A fire in an Approved Burning Device on any privately owned lands is permitted provided that:
- Only clean and dry wood, charcoal or briquettes shall be burned
- The Approved Burning Device is not located on or near any combustible surface
- The fire is controlled such that flames and hot embers do not pose an undue risk of fire to nearby combustible materials
- The Approved Burning Device must provide an effective barrier to the spread of a fire.
NON-Approved Burning Devices:
Non-approved Burning Devices require a Recreational Campfire Permit.
To submit your application:
- Scan and email application to firstname.lastname@example.org; customer service representative will call for phone payment; permit will be emailed
- Mail the application & payment to Customer Service 315 King St. W, PO Box 640 Chatham, ON N7M 5K8; permit will be mailed
- Drop off application & payment to a municipal center drop box (Blenheim, Civic Centre, Dresden, Ridgetown, Tilbury, Wallaceburg); permit will be mailed
For more information, please call 519-360-1998 or email email@example.com