Burn Permits now available for online purchase
Temporary Changes to the Burn Permit Application Process
Under the City of Hamilton By-law 02-283, open-air burning is only allowed in areas that have been designated as rural. These designations are as set out in our Official Plan . Residents living in urban areas are not permitted to conduct open-air burning. You do not need a permit for approved outdoor propane/natural gas appliances. All open-air burning must adhere to the Open Air Burning Guidelines (PDF, 127 KB)
Apply for an open air burning permit
Open Air Burning Permits will only be issued to property owners, or to those with written authorization from the owner. Permits are only available for those residents living in rural areas. You are allowed to burn clean wood and brush.
Cost: $25 per permit (2020 fee). Permits are valid for the calendar year.
Where to purchase
You can purchase a permit at one of these locations:
- Municipal Service Centres
Fire Prevention - West Office / FPB Administration
- Location and Hours: 55 King William Street, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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