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Burning Permits

August 6, 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
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Municipal Office - Finance Department

25 Fifth Avenue
Monday to Friday
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 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 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., effective July 13th, 2020. Permits will also be for sale through the Finance Department at the Municipal Office between 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., effective August 10th, 2020.

Q. How much for a Fire Permit?

A. The Fire Permit is $10.00 for brush/grass and $10 for an incinerator, or $20 for both.  The Fire Permit is valid for one year.

Q. When can I burn?

A. Providing you have a Fire Permit, you can burn from April 1st to October 31st. The fire may be started 2 hours before sunset, and it must be out 2 hours after sunrise. From November 1st to March 31st 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 and follow any municipal or provincial fire bans.

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 or 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.

© 2014 Municipality of Sioux Lookout