Open Air Burning

Burn Permits

Fire Season

April 1 to October 31
Open Air Burning Permitted
between 6pm and 8am
with Activated Permit.

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The Ontario Fire Code prohibits open burning unless approved by the Chief Fire Official. Township By-Law 2019-16 – Open-Air Burning allows for such approved open-air burning through a permit process. Any unauthorized burning may result in a fine pursuant to the Ontario Fire Code, and the Provincial Offences Act.

  • Fire Permits cost $10 for the year
  • Fire Permits are available for sale ONLINE (Paypal or credit card) and at the township municipal office (cash, cheque or debit).
  • Fire permits are required for all burning, except for campfires no bigger than 3ft X 3ft X 3ft (1m X 1m X 1m)
  • Fire Permits are valid only for the year of issue
  • Fire permits must be renewed prior to burning
  • Call before you burn - 1-833-853-3473
    Register online using the Online Burn Registration Feature to signal your intent to burn. 
    Sign in to your account and click the Activate Permit button on the top left of the My Permits page.

Contact Us

Burn Permit Hotline


Scott Granahan
Fire Chief/CEMC
1-800-928-2250 Ext. 237


Rideau Lakes Township Logo

1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON K0E 1G0

613-928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250

Fax: 613-928-3097


Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

After-Hours Road Emergency


Portland Transfer Station

4427H Old Kingston Road, Portland
1-800-928-2250 ext. 230
Open: Wednesdays & Saturdays
8:00am to 4:00pm