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    Trent Hills Burn Permits

    Open air fires are permitted if you have a valid permit.  Trent Hills Open Air Fire By-Law 2018-040 provides all the details related to permitted burning within the Municipality. 

    Who can obtain a fire permit?
    Residents-owners of property within the Municipality of Trent Hills. 
    Tenants-must obtain permission from the property owner.

    What types of Permits can I purchase and what are the fees?
    See the chart below outlining various types of burn permits and related fees:

    Permit Types


    Urban Areas of Campbellford, Hastings, and Warkworth

    Fire Confined to CHIMINEAS ONLY


    $ 20.00

    Rural Areas of Seymour, and Percy - 2 feet by 2 feet or 0.6 metres by 0.6 metres


    Rural and Urban Campfires as permitted after Sunset and fully extinguished by 1:00 am


    Farming purposes burn pile no larger than 5 feet by 5 feet or 1.5 metres by 1.5 metres.

    Burn at least 50 feet or 15 metres away from any structures or property line.

    Farm property twelve (12) acres or more ONLY.


    Farming purposes between sunrise and sunset

    Commence at 6:00am and fully extinguished by 6:00pm


    Oversized, Special Purpose (land clearing, construction, etc). Site visit required.


    $ 100.00

    How can I pay for my Permit?
    Burn Permits can be purchased online using a credit card or be paid by cash, cheque or interac (debit card) at the Municipal Office.

    Other Information
    Burn barrels are not permitted at any time within the Municipality of Trent Hills.

    Permit approval may be revoked at any time for any reason by the Chief Fire Official or Designate upon written or verbal notice to the applicant.  The applicant shall immediately take steps to extinguish the fire.  If the applicant or representative is unwilling or unable to extinguish the fire, the Municipality of Trent Hills Fire Department shall take the necessary steps to extinguish the fire and the applicant shall be responsible for payment of all cost incurred by the Fire Department.

    Any person who fails to obtain a burn permit or fails to comply with By-law No. 2018-040 is subject to a fine and will be held responsible for all expenses incurred for investigating, controlling and extinguishing any fire set or left to burn.
    No Burn Permit = No Fire

    OR you may attend the Municipal office for assistance.