Fire (Burn) Permits

Current Burning Status

NO FIRE RESTRICTIONS FOR LAMONT COUNTY

There are no restrictions at this time. Individuals will need to apply for a permit for all open-air burning as per policy. Extreme caution for off-road vehicles, fireworks and exploding targets should be used. Campfires, charcoal barbecues, burn barrels, propane fueled fire pits are permitted. BRUSH PILE/DEMOLISHED BUILDING PERMITS can now be issued for this season. All current permits of these types expire on ⇒ March 1, 2024 (amended in 2024). 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. REMINDER: BURN PERMITS are not issued between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2 as per Lamont County Policy #4121. Burning and permits are not allowed from December 23 through January 2 inclusive.

Burning or otherwise failing to follow the conditions set out in a Fire Ban, or Restriction Order could result in a $1500 minimum fine. This order is issued under the authority of Lamont County Bylaw 847.

Fire (Burn) Permits

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.
 
REMINDER: BURN PERMITS are not issued between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2 as per Lamont County Policy #4121. Burning and permits are not allowed from December 23 through January 2 inclusive.
 

Please note for this year: Fire Permits expire March 1, 2024 (previously this was March 31).

 

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.