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Open Air Burning & Fire Setting By-laws

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Open Air Burning By-law
ChimineaThe Open Air Burning By-law states that no person shall set a fire in the open air within the boundaries of the municipality or allow a fire to burn without first having obtained a permit from the Chief Fire Official. This does not include open air fires, which may be set without having obtained a permit when such burning consists of a small, confined fire, supervised at all times and used to cook food on a grill or a barbecue.

For more detailed information about the Open Air Burning By-law, check out the Town of Richmond Hill Municipal Code and scroll to Chapter 868, Open Air Burning.

How To Obtain an Open Air Burning Permit
To obtain a permit for open air burning, an application must be completed and returned to Richmond Hill Fire & Emergency Services Headquarters located at 1200 Elgin Mills Road East or by fax 905-780-2939. Further information is available by contacting the Fire Prevention Division at (905) 883-5444.

Open Air Burning Permit Application [PDF] 

Fire Setting By-law
The Fire Setting By-law Regulates open air fires on all lands within the Town, including allowable times, etc.

For more detailed information about the Fire Setting By-law, check out the Town of Richmond Hill Municipal Code and scroll to Chapter 1037, Fire Setting.
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