New Permit Form and Process

All new applicants must complete the Open Burn Application Form, submit it with the $25.00 fee to the Treasury Department at Town Hall, 271 Sandwich St S, Amherstburg ON.

Once submitted, you will be contacted by the Fire Department to schedule an inspection within two weeks of submission. During peak periods, a longer delay may be expected.

Inspections involve two inspectors attending to evaluate the fire site/appliance, and measure the required distances as per the By-law. You will receive a two hour window in which the inspectors will attend. Theses are active on-call firefighters performing the inspections. If a emergency is dispatched and the firefighters must attend, you may be contacted to reschedule.

Before the inspection takes place, please ensure the following steps have been taken:

  1. Ensure all requirements of the bylaw regarding distances from structures, fences, etc. have been met
  2. The fire pit or device is set up in the desired location.
  3. If you are renting the property, written permission from the owner of the property is required to be submitted with the application.