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Open Air Burning

Open Air Fire Permits are required for all Township of Huron-Kinloss properties wishing to conduct open air burning and for Township of Huron-Kinloss property owners, residents and/or tenants wishing to have a beach fire.

How to apply for an open air fire or beach fire permit

A permit is not required for barbecues and permanent outdoor fireplaces used solely for the cooking of food on a grill. Recreational fires (campfires) and fires set in containers such as chimineas, metal tubs or fire pits do not require a permit.

Once the information is submitted and the $20.00 fee is paid a permit will be issued and can be emailed back to the applicant.

Please Note: It can take up to 5 business days to review a fire permit application. If you have any questions or would like to know the status of your application please email or call the office 519-395-3735.

Application for burn permit Complete and mail or email with payment to the:

Township of Huron-Kinloss
21 Queen St, P.O Box 130
Ripley, ON, N0G 2R0,
Attn: Sarah Phelan

Township of Huron-Kinloss Office at 21 Queen St in Ripley.


Open Air Fire and Beach Fire permit fees: $20.00 per year.

Permits expire on December 31 of each year. Fire Permits are automatically renewed at the beginning of each year and the permit holder will be mailed an invoice for payment

Rules and regulations

Open Air Fire Permits are not transferable.

Beach Fire Permits are issued to a specific property and are transferable to the occupants and/or users of such property.

No person under the age of eighteen (18) years may apply for, or obtain, a Fire Permit.

Recreational fires

Recreational Fires (Camp Fires) that comply with the regulations and are contained to your own property or a property in which an individual has permission to use are exempt from requiring a Fire Permit under the Open Air Burning By-law

Reporting an open-air fire

Report open air fires 7 day a week 24 hours a day by calling: 1-800-511-9911


If you have a question about open air burning please contact our Fire Chief.

Contact Us

Township of Huron-Kinloss
21 Queen Street
P.O. Box 130
Ripley ON, N0G 2R0

Phone: 519-395-3735
Fax : 519-395-4107

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