You can apply online for a burn permit, or visit the Fire Administration Office located at 9160 County Road 45, Roseneath.

If you would like to have a controlled fire on your property, you need to apply for a burn permit.

Any person setting an open-air fire in the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand is responsible for any damage to property or injury to persons caused by said fire. They are also liable for all costs incurred by the Fire Department of the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand. Costs include equipment, all personnel, and apparatus responding to extinguish the open-air fire.

The complete rules of the burn permit are in the Open-Air Burn By-law.

A burn permit is valid until December 31st of the year of issue. Each time you have a controlled fire, you must contact 289-677-1714 to activate your permit. This is an automated system and you are required to enter your 10 digit telephone number using your telephone key pad. Each activation will last 24 hours. If you wish to burn again after the 24 hour limit, please call back to re-activate.

Apply for a burn permit

If you are a property owner, you can apply for a burn permit. Tenants must contact the property owner for permission for a burn permit. You can apply online for a burn permit, or visit the Fire Administration Office located at 9160 County Road 45, Roseneath.

Standard Burn Permit: $30.00

  • Does not permit more than 3 metres x 3 metres x 1 metre (10' x 10' x 4') of material to be burned at any one time for a property that meets the required setback.
  • Must be a minimum of 15 metres (50') from any structure. Rural residents must be 100 metres (330') from any structure to burn brush piles.
  • The burning material must be limited to wood or by-products of wood.
  • Please see the Open-Air Burn By-law for all terms and conditions.

Campground Permit: $60.00

  • Only one permit is required for a Municipally Licensed Campground establishment.
  • Fires must be in an Approved Device, be contained to prevent the spreading of fire.
  • The burning material must be limited to wood or by-products of wood.
  • Please see the Open-Air Burn By-law for all terms and conditions.

Special Burn Permit: $60.00

  • The Fire Chief may issue special permits for larger fires based on an approved plan.
  • Please see the Open-Air Burn By-law for all terms and conditions.