Caledon Burn Permits

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The Town of Caledon has three types of burn permits available for residents:

Open Air

fire pitOpen air burn permits ($42) are only available for residential properties with a lot size of ½ acres or greater. 

The purpose of these permits is to permit homeowners the ability of burning yard waste such as tree limbs, branches and twigs, but not for grass clippings and leaves. 

Residents that are eligible for an open air permit are automatically eligible for a Recreational permit at no additional cost. 

 

Recreational

backyard fireRecreational burn permits ($25) are available for most residential properties providing the lot meets the minimum distances set out in the By-law.

All recreational fire must be contained within a non-combustible device and be located on a non-combustible surface. 

The container must be at least 3 metres from any nearby combustible materials.

For these fires only clean, dry seasoned firewood is permitted.

 

Agricultural

farmAgricultural burn permits are only available for properties used for agricultural purposes as defined in the By-law. 

A Permit may only be obtained after an inspection and approval of the burn pile has been granted by Caledon Fire & Emergency Services. 

Please contact us at (905) 584-2272 x. 4303 or fireprevention@caledon.ca to arrange for an inspection.

 

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Report a Problem

Open air burning in Caledon is governed by the "Open Air, Recreational and Agricultural Fires" By-law (2016-092) at caledon.ca/by-laws.

If you have a concern or issue you can submit a By-law complaint as follows:

1. Download the official Town of Caledon smartphone app at caledon.ca/app and use our "Report a Problem" feature.  With the app you can snap a photo and send it to us.  The photo will automatically include geo-location information that will help us locate and deal promptly with the issue.

2. You can also contact us directly by calling our special "Burn Complaints" hotline at 905.584.2272 x. 4350 or send an email to burncomplaints@caledon.ca.

FOR EMERGENCIES PLEASE CALL 911.

Contact

For more information please refer to the Open Air Burning By-law at caledon.ca/by-laws or contact Caledon Fire and Emergency Services at 905.584.2272 x. 4303 or fire@caledon.ca.

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