Open Air Burning
Notice: To reduce the negative health impacts from particulate matter during the COVID-19 pandemic, City Council has shortened the Fall 2020 burning season to October 20 – November 20, 2020. Burning Permits are required and burning may only occur on days with a “good” ventilation index.
Please contact the Fire Department at 604.792.8713 to report violations.
After hours, or in case of a fire emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Outdoor burning is prohibited except for the following 2020 burning seasons: March 1, 2020 – March 26, 2020
October 20, 2020 – November 20, 2020
Outdoor burning is only permitted in agricultural zones during approved burning seasons. Fines of $250 or more may be levied under the fire regulation bylaw for outdoor burning in violation of these regulations. If you aren’t sure if you have the proper zoning, please confirm with the Bylaw Department at 604.793.2908.
Burning outside of those designated seasons is prohibited.
Additional provincial restrictions apply to burning material 10cm (4″) in diameter or larger.
Burning restrictions do not apply to gas fueled appliances such as BBQ’s, or outdoor gas heaters. Certified gas fired outdoor fireplace appliances are permitted as long as all clearances are being met.
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