Fire Permits

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With Spring FINALLY  beginning to show…the urge to sit by that evening fire warms us…

The Timmins Fire Department would like to remind everyone that a Fire Permit is required for all burning within the City of Timmins.

Residential Fire permits are $25/yr (cash or cheque only). A residential permit is valid for the period of January 1st to December 31st for each year of purchase.  You can now purchase a residential permit valid for up to 3 years ($75).  Special Permits for burning slash/brush piles can also be purchased, please call for further information 705-360-2626.


FAQ's about Fire Permits


When/where can I get a permit?


Residential Fire permits can only be purchased at the Timmins Fire Department, located at 133 Cedar Street South in Timmins. These permits may be purchased 7 days a week. Special permits must be purchased Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm by calling 705-360-2626.


Do I have to own the property?


Yes. If you do not own the property on which you wish to burn, you must obtain written permission from the property owner. This includes property which you are renting.


Is my fire pit approved?


A covered pit bought from a retailer such as Canadian Tire or Home Depot is an approved fire pit. *FIRE PITS MUST NEVER BE SET UP ON A WOODEN DECK OR PATIO*. Any homemade or makeshift pits must be inspected prior to the issue of the permit.


What can I burn?

Only clean wood, such as small logs and twigs may be burned. YOU CAN NOT BURN: Garbage, grass, pressure treated, wood, leaves, leaves, screws, other metal, plastic or accelerant (i.e. gasoline, lighter fluid).  A residential fire permit does not permit you to burn your lawn at any time.

What times can I burn?

Burning is permitted between the hours of 7pm and 12am (midnight).  For Residential, it is recommended that you limit burning to weekends.


What happens if my neighbour complains?

Burning in built-up areas (determined by the fire department) is a privilege.  Please respect your neighbours and follow all guidelines and recommendations noted on your permit.

If your neighbour has a complaint (i.e. Smoke blowing in through windows, health concerns, etc.) we ask that you please be courteous and put out the fire. Should a complaint come in to the Fire Department we will investigate, and if it is deemed necessary we will revoke the permit.

REMINDER: FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY REQUIREMENTS MAY LEAD TO CHARGES.