Township of Douro-Dummer Burn Permits

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Welcome to the Township of Douro-Dummer Online Open Burn Permit Manager.

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This is generally a good time to have an open-air fire with little risk of fire spread.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can obtain a burn permit?

Only residents living in approved areas can obtain a permit. Permits are conditional and may be revoked at any time.

How can I obtain a burn permit?

Burn permits can be obtained in a number of ways: You can register and pay for your permit(s) online using this website. You can visit us in person to register and pay for your permit(s) - burn permits can be obtained at both the Municipal Office in Warsaw and the Douro-Dummer Public Library in Douro. You can get your permit using the website and then pay in person at the Municipal Office or Public Library (you can also send your payment by mail to the Municipal Office). Permits are not valid until paid.

What can I burn?

Please only burn wood, wood by-products (cardboard, paper, etc.) or leaves.

Do I need a permit?

If you want to have an open-air fire (bonfire, campfire, brush fire, etc.) then yes, you need an approved permit. If you are using an appliance such as a propane or natural gas BBQ or fire table then a permit is not required.

What types of fires can I have during a burn ban

The list of exempted appliances and devices can be found on By-Law 2020-35: The Douro-Dummer By-Law to regulate Open-Air Burning. Examples of the listed appliances include propane BBQs, fire tables, or fire bowls and items such as a gel pot designed to hold one (1) fuel cell at a time, providing the fuel cell does not exceed 396g (13 oz), and candles or tiki torches with a total fuel capacity not more than 510g (18 oz), or outdoor cooking devices that are not appliances, but include devices for grilling, baking or cooking using charcoal, wood or wood pellets (this does not mean a campfire).