March 19, 2021 – Caledon Fire and Emergency Services reminds residents that a permit is needed to burn items on your property.
Permits are available online at caledon.ca/burnpermit. You can also book an appointment to pay for your burn permit in person at Town Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call Service Caledon at 905-584-2272 x. 7750 to book an appointment.
Types of burn permits
- 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 - intended for agricultural properties. These permits are NOT available online. They require an inspection, which must be arranged in advance by contacting Caledon Fire and Emergency Services.
Open Air and Recreational permits are only permitted in approved areas. Burning without these permits may result in a fine and/or invoice as set out in the current Fees By-law.
Once you have a burn permit, be sure to check current conditions before burning any items. To find out the burn status call the hotline (905-584-2272 x4343) or check the rating at caledon.ca/burnpermit. If conditions are hot, dry and/or windy, a burn ban may be issued, in which case fires are not permitted (even if you have a burn permit).
Did you know?
- Springtime brings unwanted grass fires. Grass and brush are starting to dry out and it is very easy for fire to spread uncontrollably with the smallest breeze.
- Nearly all grass fires spread quickly, igniting brush, trees and buildings. The Caledon Fire Service issues an average of 1,800 burning permits to residents each year and want to share some reminders.
- Unattended burning is the most common cause of grass fires. Burning carelessly and improperly discarding cigarette butts also pose hazards.
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Director, Customer Service and Communications