Fire Guardians & Permits

Permit Months
Fire permits are required in the Municipal District of Bonnyville Number 87 from March 1st to October 31st of each year. 

Between November 1st and February 28th no permits are required for open burning in the M.D. 

Registration
The Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority requests that all open burning in the municipal district be registered by calling 780-826-7446.

When you register your burn during the non-permit season it will reduce the number of nonessential emergency responses made by the fire departments to investigate smoke. 

When registering your burns please be prepared to provide the following information:
  • Name
  • Contact phone number
  • Expected completion date of the burn
  • Legal land description or rural address
  • Material being burnt
Tips
Never burn in windy or extremely dry conditions, always keep a close eye on your fire and make sure your fire is completely extinguished before leaving the area.

Residents who conducted any burning activities over the winter are reminded to return to their burn sites to ensure the fire was completely extinguished. Winter fires that were not properly put out can often smolder underground for months and reignite in the spring when conditions are right.