Please be advised that effective immediately, open burning with a permit will be allowed in agricultural areas. Permit applicants are required to present themselves at the Fire Administration Offices during regular business hours to fill out an application. Fire Protection Officers will facilitate the application process by inspecting the site(s), materials to be burned, and issuance of the burning permit.
Burning permits are issued for daytime burning only and allow burning Monday through Friday inclusive. Weekend burning is not authorized.
Each applicant is required to contact the Metro Vancouver-Open Burning Advisory line at 604-436-6777 after 8:30am, to determine whether atmospheric conditions are favourable on the day of the planned burning.
Anyone burning without a permit or not abiding by the terms of the permit is in violation of Section 5.8.1 of the Fire Bylaw and may result in a cost recovery for fire services as stipulated in Schedule “A” of the Fire Protection & Fireworks Bylaw 5855, 2001.
Contact the Fire Protection Office at 604-946-8541 for more information or assistance with enforcing the bylaws.