Fire Permits, Inspections, Reports and Services

COVID-19: Hamilton Fire Department

Updated December 7, 2020

These programs/services remain operational:

  • Fire inspections for mandatory legislated inspections, life safety inspections and complaints regarding fire safety
  • Alarmed and Ready program on an as needed basis
  • Open Air Burn Permits available for purchase online, by phone (credit card payment only), in person at City Hall and via the drop box at selected Municipal Service Centers (Dundas, Glanbrook and Stoney Creek)

These programs/services are currently suspended:

  • Volunteer Inspection Program
  • Home Fire Safety Inspection Program
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Station, business and facilities tours
  • Community and public education events

The Hamilton Fire Department offers a variety of fee-based services including issuing permits, conducting inspections, and providing Fire Department documentation such as reports and letters.

Fire Permits

To ensure the safety of our residents the City of Hamilton restricts the acts of open air burning and the selling of family fire works in the city. A valid permit is required to conduct open air burning and to sell family fireworks.

Fire Inspections

The Hamilton Fire Department provides inspection services for the following property types. These are fee-based services.

Fire Department Reports and Other Services

The following types of documentation and services are available from the Hamilton Fire Department. These are fee-based services.