Check Before You Burn

Consider alternatives to burning your agricultural waste. By using alternatives, you are helping to preserve the air quality in the Fraser Valley air shed. Open burning poses serious health risks to the people who are burning and exposes their families, pets, and the surrounding community to toxic chemicals found in smoke.

Open burning is not permitted in urban areas at any time of the year and all open burning in rural areas requires a permit.  Open burning permits will be issued during designated burning seasons and any burning outside of these designated seasons is not permitted. 

  • Spring season (March 1 - April 30) 
  • Fall season (October 1 - November 30)

The open burning ban is in effect from December 1, 2021 - February 28, 2022. Permits will be available for the Spring Burning Season beginning March 1, 2022.