Step 1: Apply On-line
Why do I need a permit?
In accordance with MD of Foothills Fire by-law No. 74/2015 a Burn Permit is required for all outdoor burning within the MD of Foothills.
Who can burn?
Only those people in "approved" areas are eligible for a permit.
Do I have to be the property owner?
Any person/tenant living in a rental structure or in an area having multiple occupancies WILL NOT be issued a burn permit UNLESS the **Property Owner's Permission to Burn Form (pdf)** is completed and signed by the owner. This can be submitted when the Class 2 permit application is reviewed.
How do I obtain a burn permit?
You can apply online by proceeding to Step 2 below, or in person at the Heritage Pointe Fire Station during regular business hours.
What can I burn?
You may burn wood products, wood by-products or leaves. Make sure you have a means of extinguishing the fire at all times during the fire.
Do I need to display my permit?
You must be able to produce your permit for proof of permit during the burn.
Once I have my permit, can I go ahead and burn?
No. Before you burn call 1-888-808-3722 one-hour minimum before you burn!!
What if I burn without a permit?
If you burn without a permit -- or contravene any of the terms and conditions in the permit -- you may be assessed a fine and/or additional costs associated with suppression services rendered.
Don't have a computer or internet access?
If you do not have a computer or access to a computer, you may apply in person to the Heritage Pointe Fire Station.
For information concerning the rules and restrictions in place for outdoor burning, call the Fire Department 403-603-3571.