The Township of Bonnechere Valley
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The Township of Bonnechere Valley has a by-law which establishes the requirements to conduct open air burns.

In order to conduct an open air burn residents must obtain a burn permit from the township office or on-line. There is no cost to obtain the permit; however, failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the burn by-law can result in fines and/or charges.

If you have questions about open air burns, please call 613- 312-7361. 

Open Air Fire Burning Permit Application

Under the Forest Fire Prevention Act Regulating 207/96 and By-law No 2012-038 and subject to limitation and also subject to the terms and conditions here in this permit is

* First Name
* Last Name
* Email
* Telephone #
* Civic Address
To set an Open Air fire upon the following lands:
* Ward
* Lot
* Concession
* For the purpose ofBurning brush
Burning leaf litter
Permit Period (Maximum of two (2) days)
* Date of burn

1. I understand that between April 1st and October 31st all open air fires shall be set no earlier than two hours before sunset and extinguished no later than two hours after sunrise.

* Condition 1I Understand

2. I understand that I or a person over the age of 18 must be in constant attendance at the Open air fire and shall remain there until such time as the fire is completely extinguished.

* Condition 2I Understand

3. I understand that the person in charge of the fire shall ensure that:
a) They have adequate tools, equipment and water to contain the fire.
b) No toxic materials, painted wood, construction materials or garbage may be burned.

* Condition 3I Understand

4. I understand that while burning brush that:
a) Only a single pile is to be burned at any one time.
b) The pile may not be more then two metres in diameter and not more than one meter high.
c) The open air fire shall not be set within ten meters of a building or wooded area.
d) The open air fire shall not be set within five meters of any other flammable material including,  but not limited to standing grass or vegetation of any kind.

* Condition 4I Understand

5. I understand that the burning of leaf litter shall be done in an approved pit being ground that has been completely cleared of combustible material and lined with a minimum thickness of 15 cm (6 inches) of sand or mineral soil that will extend a minimum of 30 cm (12 inches) beyond the limit of the leaf litter to be burned.

* Condition 5I Understand

6. No open air fire shall be maintained when the wind is in such direction or intensity so as to cause any or all of the following:
a) A decrease in visibility on any highway or roadway
b) A rapid spread of fire through grass or brush area

* Condition 6I Understand

7. I understand that this permit can be revoked by the municipality in case of changing weather conditions or for any infraction of the above conditions.

* Condition 7I Understand

8. I understand and accept that I am responsible for any damage to property or injury causing by the setting or maintaining of the open air fire and that I am liable for all costs incurred by the fire department where I have contravened any portion of this bylaw.

* Condition 8I Understand

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