Within the corporate city limits, as per the City of Airdrie's Emergency Services Bylaw, a burn permit is required any time there is a planned open air fire (controlled burn) other than the following:
- incinerator fire
- public park site fire
- fire in an acceptable fireplace
- fire in acceptable burning barrel
- fire in an acceptable fire pit
Anyone wishing to obtain a fire permit must complete a Fire Burn Permit Application.
NOTE: In order to apply for a Fire Burn Permit, the applicant must have a municipal address for the burn location. A lot, block and plan address is not acceptable.
- Municipal addressing can be obtained from the City of Airdrie GIS Department and applicants should do so PRIOR to completing a Burn Permit application.
- For burns in development areas where individual municipal addressing has not been assigned, a cross street reference is required. Example – north west corner of Veterans Blvd and 8th Street.
- For rural residents a Section, Township, Range Road address of the burn location is required. An Emergency Locator number is also preferred where applicable.
Completed application can be emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 403.948.9994 or mailed to:
City of Airdrie Fire Department
400 Main Street SE
Airdrie, AB, T4B 3C3
Upon receipt of the application, the Chief will, as per the City Bylaw and the Alberta Fire Code:
- grant a fire permit with or without terms and conditions, as appropriate
- refuse to grant a fire permit
- determine that a fire permit is not required
The cost of a permit is $35 and will be invoiced to the applicant at the end of each month. Payment can be made at City Hall.
The fire permit is non-transferable.
Fire permits issued are valid for only a set period of time, as set out by each specific permit. The Fire Chief may extend in writing the period of time that the permit is valid, provided it has not yet expired.
For more information, refer to the Emergency Services Bylaw.
When in doubt, contact the Airdrie Fire Department to see if what you are planning to burn is allowed per the City Bylaw. Failure to do so could result in a fine of up to $2,500.
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