Burn Permits

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Request for Permission to Burn Incidental to Farming

If you are actively farming land and want to set or maintain a fire incidental to farm use, you must contact the Municipal Office at least 24 hours before setting the fire.

Permission to burn a fire incidental to farming, is issued for a maximum of two consecutive days. If dry, windy or wet weather keeps you from burning on your permitted days simply call back to request another permission.

Once a permit is authorized, notification is sent to the By-Law Enforcement Officer and Fire Chief.

Please note, a fire or burn permission may be cancelled at any time by the Chief Fire Official, or designate, and immediately upon receiving notice of such cancellation the permitted individual shall extinguish any fire started under the permit.

For complete guidelines about open air burning in Brockton, please review By-Law 2017-034 Open Air Burn.

Burning Derelict Buildings and Large Brush Piles

A burn permit may be issued to Brockton residents to burn a derelict building or large pile of brush. Burn permits are $205.00 plus mileage for site inspections.

Process for applying for a burn permit:

  • Contact the Municipal Office to request your permit well in advance
  • Appointment is made with Fire Chief or Deputy Fire Chief, or designate, to conduct a site inspection
  •  Chief Fire Official, or designate, approves or denies burn permit application
  • Approved burn permits are authorized by the Chief Fire Official, or designate
  • Burn permit is issued for one, pre-determined day, with one alternate date

Please note, a fire or burn permit may be cancelled at any time by the Chief Fire Official, or designate, and immediately upon receiving notice of such cancellation the permitted individual shall extinguish any fire started under the permit.