Fire burningThe Municipality of Wawa offers open air burning permits (also known as fire permits) for controlled open air burning for residents. An open air burning permit is required for all burning in the Municipality of Wawa and burn permits expire on October 31st of the same year they are issued.

The application is subject to the following general terms and condition, in conjunction with the terms outlined in Municipality of Wawa By-Law No. 2483-11.

With all permits, complete the appropriate applications and submit either online, or complete a printed version and with the appropriate fees bring to town hall, Monday to Friday during regular working hours. For more information, either email the Chief Building Official or call 705-856-2244 Ext.228.

Applicable fees for different types of permit

Incinerator $32
Brush Pile $32
Grass/Leaves $10.75
Recreational $21.25 (which includes Fire Pit, Fire Bowl, Camp Fire, Chiminea, Cut-Off Barrel)

Open Air Burning Regulations

  1. Permittee shall keep this permit at the site of the burning operation conducted under this permit.
  2. Permittee agrees to notify the Municipal Fire Department at 705-856-2244 Ext. 279 prior to burning brush/slash piles by leaving the required information as outlined (name, phone #, permit #, location of burn, time of burn).
  3. Permittee shall ensure that a fire ban is not in effect.
  4. Permittee agrees to all rules and regulations in the “Open Air Burning” By-Law No. 2483-11 and which are not limited to only those which appear on this permit.
  5. Only clean dry wood may be burned. No materials such as “household waste” or petroleum products or any other products which may be harmful to the environment may be burned.
  6. “Open Air Burn” must not be conducted in winds 15 km/hr or more, when conditions prevent ready dispersion of smoke.
  7. “Open Air Burn” must be supervised at all times by a competent person until completely extinguished.
  8. Permittee shall have on location sufficient personnel and firefighting equipment in serviceable condition to control and extinguish the fire.
  9. The permittee assumes full responsibility when conducting the “Open Air Burn” and acknowledges responsibility of controlling it as well as costs incurred by the fire department if the fire is required to be extinguished as per this by-law.
  10. This Permit shall not take the place of any permit or license required by any other Federal or Provincial statute or regulation, and all open air burning shall be conducted in accordance with applicable regulations.