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Burn Permits

The Municipality of Kincardine's Burning By-law regulates burning in the community. There are four categories of burning:

  • Recreational Burning - For Residential & Non-Residential Areas
  • Open Air Burning (Brush) - For Non-Residential Areas Only
  • Agricultural Burning - Contact Fire Department
  • Special Occurrence Burning - Contact Fire Department

You need a burn permit for ALL burning in the Municipality. Burn permits are $20.66 (With the exception of burning a HOUSE, BARN, OR SIMILAR BURNING – Please see Open air burning permit – terms and conditions, for further information).

Get your Burn Permit Online

Open air burn permits, Recreational burn permits, Agricultural burn permits, Special Occurrence burn permits, and any other burning, must be consistent with the terms and conditions set out for each specific type of burn during the application process. 

Any issues with the online system, please contact the Fire Department.


The Kincardine Fire and Emergency Services will issue a burn ban when there is very dry weather, poor air quality in the community, or an issue that requires a burn ban. Burn ban notices will appear on our website and in the local media. The notice will let you know which types of burning are banned. These burn bans are for your safety and we ask that you follow them.


Guidelines for all burning are included on the back of your burn permit. When the Fire and Emergency Services responds to complaints about burning and they find you are not following these rules, you may be charged for the services used to respond to the complaint, including trucks and staff costs. We also have the right to revoke your burn permit, if necessary.

Be a good neighbour and make sure that smoke from your burn is not drifting on to others' property. Your neighbours have a right to complain about your burn if the smoke is causing an issue on their property.

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