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Burn Permits

The Municipality of Trent Hills requires burn permits for open-air fires under the Open Air Burning By-law.

We don't allow the use of burn barrels.

Call 705-243-1828 to initiate a Burn Event. Information such as Fire Risk and Fire Ban status will be advised in the message.

Apply for a burn permit

If you are a property owner, you can apply for a burn permit. Tenants need to contact a landlord for permission for a burn permit. You can get your burn permit either:

  • Online paying with a credit card
  • At the Municipal Office paying with cash, cheque or interac (debit card)

  • Fee is $20
  • Urban areas of Campbellford, Hastings and Warkworth
    • Fire must be confined to a manufactured non-combustible enclosed container such as fire bowls with spark arrestors on the top or chimineas.
  • Rural areas of Seymour (Ward 1) and Percy (Ward 2)
    • Fires can only be 2 feet by 2 feet or 0.6 metres by 0.6 meters
  • Rural and Urban campfires as permitted after sunset and fully extinguished by 1:00 a.m.
  • Farming purposes burn pile that is no larger than 5 feet by 5 feet or 1.5 metres by 1.5 metres
    • You must burn at least 50 feet or 15 metres away from any structures or property line
    • The farm property must be 12 acres or more in size
  • Farming purposes fires between sunrise and sunset
    • Start after 6:00 a.m. and extinguish by 6:00 p.m.

Fee is $100


Oversized, Special Purpose (such as recreational campgrounds/resorts, land clear or construction site, etc.). A site visit may be required.

Land Acknowledgement

We recognize the traditional keepers of this land and, specifically our neighbours of the Alderville First Nation, with a formal territorial acknowledgement.

Welcome to the Gunshot Treaty Lands of 1788. It is on these lands and on the shores of the big lake, the Mississauga Anishinabeg met with the Crown to facilitate the opening of these lands for

Let us be reminded of the responsibility we all have in making sure that we respect these lands and waters that give us life and sustain our livelihoods.

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