Fire Permits

Fire Permits

Please note that BRUSH PILE/DEMOLISHED BUILDING PERMITS will no longer be issued for this season. All current permits of these types expire on March 31, 2023. As per County Policy, there shall be no brush pile burning between April 1 and October 31 of each year. Thank you for your cooperation.

Click below to review two important files BEFORE you begin your burn.

Fire Permit Guidelines

Fire Permit Checklist

Fire permits are required for any type of "open-air" burn year-round. Fire permits are no charge and can be issued online. There is no burning of brush piles in Lamont County between April 1 and October 31 as per Lamont County Policy #4135. Burning and permits is not allowed during December 22 through January 2 each year.

Some important things to remember about your fire permit:

  • First, call the Lamont County Fire Advisory Line at 780-895-7674 listen for information on the current burning status.
  • Read both the "Fire Permit Guidelines" and the "Fire Permit Checklist" documents PRIOR to beginning your burn.
  • Ensure that you have fire insurance.

If you do not obtain a fire permit and the fire department responds to a report of a fire on your property, even if your burn is contained, you will be responsible for the costs associated with the dispatching of the fire units to your property.

Firefighting Cost Recovery

For information on the charges related to Fire Response Services, please review the Schedule of Fees

North Skaro Area

Please be advised Lamont County Emergency Services allows fire permits to be issued with the exception of the area that encompasses the North Skaro Area. Excluded locations are listed below:

  • Township Road 582 from Hwy 831 to Range Road 185
  • South on Range Road 185 to Township Road 572
  • West on Township Road 572 to Hwy 831

Click view a map of the impacted area!

There is an extreme fire hazard in this area that includes both jackpine forest and peat/muskeg land. As per Lamont County Fire Bylaw 715.11 Section 3.4 A) No permits shall be issued for muskeg/peat moss lands.