Effective July 17 - Burn Ban Lifted

Although the Open Air Burn Ban has been lifted, residents are still required to follow all conditions outlined in By-law 2009-040 - Open Air Burn By-law. This includes refraining from all fires when conditions are not favourable, such as on windy days where the wind velocity is greater than 8 kilometres per hour. All open air fires must be monitored at all times; and it is never permitted to burn noxious materials, such as tires, plastics, garbage or construction materials.

Burn Permits are now available online! Obtain your burn permit online through our website:

Apply for an Open Air Burn Permit

Burn permits can still be obtained in person at Town Hall located at 2 Mille Roches Road, Long Sault, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Burning is currently permitted in accordance with the Open Air Burning By-Law. 

Cooking/Recreation Fire - No permit required

Recreational fire means the burning of clean, dry, seasoned firewood for cooking, heating, enjoyment or similar purposes. 

A Cooking/Recreation Fire does not require a Open Air Burn Permit but must follow the following conditions:

  1. Only have a fire between 8:00 a.m. and midnight.
  2. Only use a fire container that is made from non-combustible material.
  3. Only burn a volume of combustible material less then 46cm long by 46cm high.
  4. Must contain the fire within the container at all times.
  5. The container must be at least 5 meters from any building, structure, property line, tree, hedge, fence, roadway, overhead wire or other combustible article.
  6. The container must be on a non-combustible surface extending beyond the unit to a dimension equal to the height of the Outdoor fire container.
Open Air Fire - Open Air Burn Permit Required

An open air fire means the burning of material such as wood, tree limbs and branches where the flame is not wholly contained and includes Recreational fires, brush fires, Windrows and outdoor fireplaces, but does not include Barbeques. 

An Open Air Fire requires an Open Air Burn Permit and must also follow the following conditions:

  1. Must obtain an Open Air Burn Permit and pay the required permit fee.
  2. The permit holder shall produce the permit on demand to an Officer conducting an inspection of the Open air fire, if required.
  3. Only conduct the open air fire between dawn and dusk (daylight hours).
  4. Only use a non-combustible container and must contain the fire in it at all times.
  5. Can not have a fire larger the 1 meter long, 1 meter wide and 1 meter high.
  6. Must be at least 30 meters away from any building, structure, property line, tree, hedge, fence, roadway, overhead wire or other combustible article.
  7. Must be at least 5 meters from an combustible ground cover. 

 

Farm/Rural Open Air Fire - Open Air Burn Permit Required

A Person may conduct an Open air fire for Normal Farm/Rural Practices if it is part of a normal farm practice carried on as part of an agricultural operation, as terms defined in the Farming and Food Production Protection Act, 1998, on lands zoned for agricultural use, and subject to the conditions set out in Part 4 of the Open Air Burn By-law.  

An Open Air Fire for Farm/Rural practices requires an Open Air Burn Permit and must also follow the following conditions:

  1. Must obtain an Open Air Burn Permit and pay the required permit fee.
  2. Must not have a fire larger then 6.5 meters long, 6.5 meters wide and 2.5 meters high.
  3. Must be located at least 50 meters away from any building, structure, property line, tree, hedge, fence, roadway, overhead wire or other combustible article.
Windrows - Open Air Burn Permit Required

An Open Air Fire for Farm/Rural practices requires an Open Air Burn Permit and must also follow the following conditions:

  1. Must obtain an Open Air Burn Permit and pay the required permit fee.
  2. The windrow must not be larger then 50 meters long, 5 meters wide, 3 meters high.
  3. The windrow is located at least 90 metres from a building, overhead wiring or highway.
  4. The windrow is located at least 60 metres from a wooden fence rail, hedge or standing timber.
  5. The windrow is located a distance of at least 30 metres from any other combustible material.
  6. The windrow is constructed at right anfgles to prevailling wind direction.
  7. The windrow is constructed on soil other than peat soil types.
  8. There is a separation distance of at least 30 metres between the ends of the windrows and at least 30 metres between parallel windrows, if more than one windrow is set and maintained at the same time at the same location.
  9. The windrow is set at its centre first.
  10. The windrow is set and maintained only between Monday and Friday, inclusive.
  11. The permit holder ceases to add material to the windrow if a Fire ban comes into effect.
  12. The permit holder uses best efforts to aerate and separate any soil from wood, tree limbs and branches in the windrow.