Open Burning Permit

The open burning ban is in effect from May 1, 2024, until September 30, 2024.

The open burning permits will be issued for the Fall season (October 1, 2024 - November 30, 2024) for agricultural waste in rural areas. Burning outside of these designated seasons is not permitted as per Part 5 Division 2 of the Fire Service Bylaw, 3055-2020.

Consider alternatives to burning 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 the smoke.

Open burning is not permitted in urban areas at any time of the year. Backyard fire pits, bonfires, burn barrel outdoor fireplaces, and recreational and campfires fueled by wood are NOT PERMITTED in any area at any time of the year. Permits are required for open burning of agricultural waste in rural areas.

Check Venting Index Before Burning

Check the British Columbia Ministry of Water, Land, and Air Protection Ventilation Index Information website or by calling 1-888-281-2992 before burning to ensure atmospheric conditions are appropriate for smoke dispersal.