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Burning Permits

**Important Notice - Burn Permits Delayed**

Open Air Burning and Incinerator Permits

Purchase Your Permit


Frequently Asked Questions



The Municipality of Sioux Lookout will not be selling burning permits for this season until at least May 1, 2020 – this date is subject to change, pending the current public health situation.
If you purchased a burning permit last year, you may continue to use it in accordance with the same conditions/rules under which it was purchased last season, through April 30, 2020.


Open Air Burning and Incinerator Permits 

Individuals within the Municipality of Sioux Lookout are required to purchase Open Air Burning and/or Incinerator Permits.  

Cost: $10.00 each

Duration: April 1st through March 31st of the following year. 

Purchase Your Permit

Permits can be purchased at the following locations: 

Sioux Lookout Fire Hall

39 Fifth Avenue
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Municipal Office

25 Fifth Avenue
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hudson Fire Hall

Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 



  • Open Air Burning Permits are required to burn brush and grass. 
  • Between April 1st and October 31st, burning is permitted between two hours before dusk through two hours after sunrise. 
  • Between November 1st and March 31st, burning is also permitted during daylight hours.  Additional regulations apply. 
  • Incinerator Permits are required; materials to be burned are limited to wood or wood by-products.  Additional regulations apply. 
  • Individuals who do not possess a burning permit will be subject to a fine as set out in By-Law No. 11-04. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I purchase a Fire Permit?

A. Fire Permits are purchased at the Fire Hall; Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon (and if someone is in the office after lunch).

Q. How much for a Fire Permit?

A. The Fire Permit is $10.00 and it is good for 1 year.

Q. When can I burn?

A. Providing you have a Fire Permit you can burn from April 1 to October 31 and the fire can be started 2 hours before sunset and it must be out 2 hours after sunrise. From November 01 to March 31 daytime burning is allowed.

Q. Do I need a Fire Permit from November 1st to March 31st?

A. Yes, however you still have to follow all the same regulations except you are allowed to burn during the daytime.

Q. Can I have a Fire Pit in my back yard and if so do I need a Fire Permit to use it?

A. Yes you can have a Fire Pit in your back yard.No you do not need a Fire Permit providing you only use cut up wood and you use it for cooking and warmth.

Q. Can I have an incinerator/outdoor burning barrel in my yard and if so do I need a Fire Permit to use it?

A. Yes you can have an incinerator/outdoor burning barrel in your yard. A Fire Permit is required in order to use it and the cost is $10.00. The regulations governing Fire Permits and the use of an incinerator/outdoor burning barrel must be followed.

Should you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the Emergency Services Department at 737-2564.

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