Outdoor Fires

Controlled Burning

– Permit Required

A Township of Norwich Fire Permit authorizes a person to ignite and supervise a controlled fire. The owner of the permit will be fully responsible to ensure the strict conditions outlined on the permit are followed explicitly.

  • Easily Accessible – From our website, by telephone/fax or in person at the municipal office.
  • Cost Effective – Free to residents and no direct cost to taxpayers.

Fire Permit Application Form

  • Timely Process – Applications are submitted to the Township Office to be reviewed by the Fire Chief (or designate). If approved, it is signed by the Fire Chief (or designate) and a copy is returned to the owner as a valid Fire Permit
  • No Expiration – It is valid for as long as the resident owns the property.
  • Agricultural Only – No permits will be issued in villages or settlements.
  • Structures or Barns – Any burn pile larger than 9 metres square may be issued by the fire chief or his designate following an on-site inspection.

A permit may be revoked at any time by the fire chief. Failure to follow the conditions of the fire permit will result in fines under municipal or provincial law as determined by the fire chief.

Recreational Fires

– No Permit Required


Recreational fires or back yard fires do not require a permit; however the specific conditions for recreational burning must be followed in accordance with Schedule ‘B’ of By-Law 39-2005 which is available on the Township website. 

The fire chief shall be notified of any response to a recreational fire where the By-law is not being adhered to and penalties may apply.