Open Air Fire Permit Application Online Form

Permits are required from April 1st to June 30th, and from September 1st to October 31st.
No fire permits will be issued during the months of July and August

The Ontario Fire Code ( prohibits all open air burning except for small confined cooking fires and other fires that have been “approved” by the Fire Chief.
Open air burning is considered to be any fire set outside, other than a small confined fire for obtaining warmth and cooking. Small confined fires for cooking and warmth, 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. No. 13-12.


  • All submissions to the Township of Coleman will be reviewed prior to approval.
  • No person under the age of eighteen (18) years may apply for, or obtain, a Fire Permit.
  • If you do not own the property, you are required to have the Fire permit approved by the owner of the property.
  • There is no fee associated for the application or for the fire permit.
  • Open air fire permits are issued in three (3) day increments only.
  • When a fire / burn ban is in effect, all permits are suspended until the ban is lifted.
  • No Open Air Fire Permits will be issued in July and August of any given year.


To obtain a permit, the applicant must complete an on-line application for submission to the Township of Coleman.

Following submission, you will receive via email:

  • A copy of your submission
  • A copy of your approved or denied application when the permit is processed by the Township of Coleman

Conditions for a Fire Permit

Burning shall be conducted as per the conditions of the permit. 


The permittee may not obtain a future open air fire permit, if permit conditions are contravened.

In the event the Fire Department responds to extinguish Open Air Fire being conducted without a Permit, or in violation of the conditions of the Permit, the full costs of extinguishment, including labour costs and equipment costs, as determined by the Chief Fire Official may be charged to the property owner and/or Permit Holder.


Please read the following rules and Coleman Township BY-LAW NO. 13-23 before completing the online form below to apply for a fire permit in Coleman Township.

1. The permittee shall keep the permit at the site of the burning operation conducted under the permit

2. The person in charge of the burning operation conducted under the permit shall produce and show the permit to any fire official whenever requested by that official.

3. This permit is not valid between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. local time of any given day.

4. The amount to be burned shall not exceed one (1) pile (approximately 3 meters square)

5. The permittee shall have at the location of the fire two (2) persons, one being an adult (18/ years old) and firefighting equipment in serviceable conditions: two (2) shovels, a hose, a pail and a water source.

6. The permittee may not obtain a future fire permit in the event By-Law No. 13-23 is contravened.

    I have read and fully understand the contents of Coleman Township BY-LAW NO. 13-23

    Any personal information we collect is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001. Personal information is collected in compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The personal information collected is for the purpose of issuing Burning Permits. None of your personal information will be shared, rented, sold or otherwise released to any third party without your consent.