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Burn Permit

To have a fire in Prince Edward County, you must have a current permit and activate it every day that you are having a fire. The types of fires covered by the burn permit by-law are: brush piles, burn barrels, outdoor fireplaces/chimineas, and campfires.

Purchasing a Burn Permit

Permits are valid from date of issue to December 31 of the year issued and cost $20.00. Permits may be purchased online.

The in-person sale of burn permits at the following locations is temporarily suspended during the provincewide shutdown:

  • Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue Administrative Office, Station 1, Picton – 8 McDonald Drive, Picton
  • Shire Hall – 332 Picton Main Street, Picton 
  • At all PEC Libraries

You can also print off a Burn Permit Application and mail it to: Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue Administrative Office, 8 McDonald Drive, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

Changes to Burn Permit Program for Multiple Properties

If you own multiple properties, you can now obtain a permit for each of the properties if you wish to burn on them. You now pay for one permit, usually the primary residence, and Fire and Rescue will issue you the other property burn permits with their own numbers at no additional cost. 

Activating Your Burn Permit

Prior to burning of any kind, your valid burn permit must be activated by calling the automated burn notification hotline at 613.476.7232 or 613.962.3497 and entering the six-digit number at the top of your burn permit using your telephone keypad when prompted. If you have a rotary phone, dial 613.476.2345.

Important Notice: Purchasing and activating a burn permit does not excuse any actions that are contrary to By-law 2105-2008 and may result in a fine if all provisions are not being carried out. The owner of the property is ultimately responsible for any and all costs.

If you are not the property owner, you must have their written permission to burn on their property. This permission must be presented when purchasing a burn permit and must be kept with the permit.

Ensure you have read all the conditions, prohibitions, and enforcement terms and provisions of Burn Permit By-law 2105-2008 and Burn Permit Amending By-law 2543-2009 before burning.

For more information and safety tips please follow the latest alerts from the Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue, email us at or call us at 613.476.2345.

Read this document for safety tips and things to remember when you have a fire

When Do You NOT Require a Burning Permit?

You do NOT require a burning permit for an outdoor furnace (to heat a building) or for a propane fuelled fire pit.