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Open Air Burning and Fire Permits

Open air fires are permitted, except in specified locations, provided you have a valid permit. Learn Before You Burn provides some information regarding the size of fires allowed and the regulations that must be followed. The Open Air Fire By-Law 33-12  provides all the details on permitted burning in North Grenville. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can obtain a fire permit?

Only residents living in approved areas. They are conditional and can be revoked at any time. If you are a tenant, you must obtain permission from the property owner.

Is there a fee?

There is an annual fee of $15.00 and is valid until December 31 of the year of purchase. This can be paid online using a credit card, or paypal using the link below.

I live in the Town of Kemptville. Can I have a campfire in my yard?

Campfires are not permitted within the town limits as well as other areas such as eQuinelle and residences on Raina Way. These restricted areas are described and mapped in our Open Air Fire By-Law. Please refer to this by-law or call 613-258-9569 x201 for general information.

Can I have a chiminea or fire pot on our patio?

These appliances, as with a campfire, are not permitted in the restricted areas. Camp fires, chimineas/fire pots are permitted for residents who live in the rural area provided they have a valid Open Air Fire permit. The fire permit is $15.00 and is valid until December 31 of the year of purchase.

Regulations for burn barrels and fire pits

Regulations for burn barrels and fire pits require there be a distance of not less that 25m (82.02 ft) from any building, hedge or other combustible material, overhead wiring, roadway or property line. Such burning may only be conducted during daylight hours.

NEW! Click here to apply for your open air fire permits online


Fire Stations

  • North Grenville Fire Station #1
    259 County Road 44, P.O. Box 586
    Kemptville, ON
    K0G 1J0

    North Grenville Fire Station #2
    94 Maplewood Ave,
    Oxford Mills, ON
    K0G 1S0

    613-258-9569 x201