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Open Air Burn Permits

Updated: Aug 9, 2023

All Rural Open Air Burning in Howick Township requires a Permit.

A burn permit will be required annually ONLY for rural open air burning. Permits are not required for recreational (camp) fires. The cost of a permit is $50.00 and is valid for the property registered. If you own multiple properties, they can be registered on the same permit. Properties registered with a permit will not be required to call in prior to each burn, but for larger/multiple burns, it is still recommended to call in prior to burning to avoid any issues. You will be provided with a copy of the Howick Township Open Air Burning By-Law for reference. Remember YOU are responsible for your burning and costs associated with any fire department response to an illegal open air burn.

Important Documents

By Law Regulating Open Air Fires File Size: 145.283 KB Download
Open Air Burn Permit Application File Size: 1.131 MB Download

Payment Options

You can fill out this application Online and submit it. To pay the fee through Online Banking, choose HOWICK TOWNSHIP TAX as your payee, enter your full ten (10) digit phone number as your account number and add “0’s” after the number to fill the required spaces. Add 'Burn Permit' and your 'Name' in the Notes of the bill payment


Bring your payment to the Howick Township Municipal Office at 44816 Harriston Road, RR1, Gorrie. Make cheques payable to: Township of Howick

Howick Open Air Burn Permit Application Form

Address Where the Burning is to Take Place
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The Open Air Burn Permit is only considered valid after the completed and signed application has been submitted, payment received and this form returned to you from Township Staff with an approved Permit Number assigned

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Josh Kestner Fire Chief