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Open air burning is legal in the Town of Milton (Ontario, Canada), provided you follow the rules outlined in the Open Air Burning By-law and obtain a Burn Permit. A permit is valid for from January 1 to December 31. All open fires, including backyard chimineas and outdoor fireplaces, require a valid burn permit.
If you don't own your property: You need to get written permission to burn from the property owner. The property owner must fill out and sign this form:
Submit the completed form as follows:
Fax (905) 878 5914
Mail: 610 Savoline Blvd., Milton, L9T 0N3.
The Milton Fire Department created the following short video to provide you with a quick and easy way to get all the information you need to know about open air burning, including the hazards and concerns. We strongly encourage all residents to take a few minutes to watch the video and learn about the by-law and what you can do to protect your homes and families.
Each property only requires one Open Air Burning Permit:
If you meet the requirements to have an Agricultural Lands Permit, you do not need a Brush Fire Permit. If you meet the requirements to have a Brush Fire Permit you do not need an Outdoor Fire Container Permit. If you provide an email address, your permit will be emailed to you; otherwise, your permit will be sent to you by regular mail.
The cost of a permit is $40 and is non-refundable.
Milton Fire Station #3,
610 Savoline Blvd., Milton
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
If you have a question, complaint or concern regarding open air burning, please contact our Fire Prevention Division at 905-878-9251, during regular business hours.
Section 7.1 of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 4, (See Fire Protection and Prevention Act) provides that a municipality may pass a by-law to regulate fire prevention and the setting of open air fires, including establishing the times during which open air fires may be set and the precautions to be observed by persons setting such fires.