Norfolk’s burn bylaw is designed to keep the community safe and mitigate some of the common nuisances associated with having a fire. Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility. Please familiarize yourself with this bylaw before setting a fire. To learn more, contact the Norfolk County Fire Department at 519-426-5870 ext. 2402.

 

Read full Burn Bylaw – 2016-72

 

A guide to Norfolk County’s fire bylaw

Information contained herein is not exhaustive and subject to change without notice. In case of dispute between this information and Norfolk county Bylaw 2016.72 (or superseding bylaw), the bylaw shall be taken as correct.

Non-Recreational Fires

Image describing a non-recreational fire. Please refer to the burn bylaw pdf for all details.

 

Recreational Fires

Image describing a recreational fire. Please refer to the burn bylaw pdf for all details.

 

Burn Barrels

 

Image describing burn barrels. Please refer to the burn bylaw pdf for all details.

 

Farming Operations

 

Image describing fires at farming operations. Please refer to the burn bylaw pdf for all details.

 

Burn Permits
  • Issued for a 2-year duration
  • May be revoked or suspended for failure to comply with all requirements
  • Anyone conducting a fire that requires a burn permit must call the burn information hotline at 1-855-874-4822 immediately prior to ignition to ensure that burn conditions are acceptable for that day