Spring time brings unwanted grass fires often caused by burning dried out grass and brush, which can spread very quickly. Unattended burning is the most common cause of grass fires. Burning carelessly and improperly discarding cigarette butts also pose hazards.
In Caledon, a burn permit is required for any type of burning:
- Open Air permits - for larger lots (at least a half-acre in size) to burn yard waste (but not grass clippings or leaves)
- Recreational permits - for residential properties that meet minimum size/distance requirements
- Agricultural permits - for agricultural properties. These permits are NOT available online. They require an inspection, which must be arranged in advance by calling Caledon Fire and Emergency Services
Burning without a permit may result in a fine and/or invoice as set out in the current Fees By-law. Permits are available online at caledon.ca/fire or may be obtained in person at the following locations:
Town Hall (Service Caledon)
6311 Old Church Road
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fire Administration Headquarters
6211 Old Church Road
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Materials from your lawn, yard or garden can also being collected as yard waste by the Region of Peel. Yard waste pick up information: Yard waste.
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