Did you know? Fire Permits are required by law.
Other than a campfire, any person lighting an open fire for burning debris or any other purpose must have a valid fire permit. Permits are required year round.
Burn permits may be requested by contacting the RM of Wilton Office (306) 387 - 6244. Fire permits are free. Usually issued for a specific period of time, they may be cancelled before expiry date if the fire danger makes such action necessary.
A fire permit is a legal document that conditionally authorizes a person to burn debris at a time specified on the permit. By obtaining a fire permit you have simply indicated your wish to burn. The permit gives authority to the permit holder to set a fire according to regulations, terms and conditions described on the permit. The permit does not relieve the permit holder of his or her responsibility of keeping the fire under control.The responsibility for conducting a safe burn is yours.
Anyone who sets a fire under the authority of a permit must:
Keep the permit at the fire
Produce and show the permit to an officer upon request
Keep the fire under control; and
Extinguish the fire before expiration or upon cancellation of the permit, or obtain a renewal.
If the department is required to extinguish a fire, the costs may be charged to the owner or occupier of the land. In the case of non-payment, these costs can be charged against the land as taxes owing.
Fire Permits are required all year-long
Residents of the RM of Wilton are required to obtain fire permits from the Municipality before any burning takes place 12 months of the year.
Getting a free permit from the Municipality is a way of making us aware of your desire to burn, lets our emergency services department know why they might be receiving calls for smoke in the air, and gives us the opportunity to help you ensure your burn is safe and effective.
Permit holders are required to abide by all fire bans and restrictions issued for the RM of Wilton.