As of 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 17, 2020, the Fire Rating for the Township of Perry will be set to MODERATE. Open Air Burning and Incinerators are allowed from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 a.m. Campfires are allowed. Remember: No Daytime Burning is permitted.


Burning Guidelines for the Township of Perry

Recreational Open Air Burning (e.g. campfires) for warmth and cooking are permitted on all properties in the Township of Perry. Campfires are to be no larger than 2 feet (61 cm) by 2 feet (61 cm) or 8 cubic feet in size.  You do not require a Fire Permit for a campfire.

A fire shall be attended, controlled, and supervised at all times by a competent adult until the fire is extinguished. Remember to have immediately available an effective extinguishing agent or device for extinguishing the fire.

Remember: NO DAYTIME BURNING is permitted from April 1 to October 31 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. No fires are permitted during a fire ban.


Do Not Burn:

  • within 6 metres (19.7 feet) of a structure, vehicle, combustible/flammable objects and materials, forest, or adjacent properties;
  • when wind speeds exceed 30 km/hr., while under a smog alert, or in a manner which limits the visibility of a motorist to a distance less than 150 metres;
  • in a yard incinerator unless enclosed and covered by a heavy steel screen mesh with openings less than 5 millimetre;
  • during a Fire Ban;
  • debris, household waste, rubber, tar, painted wood, pressure or creosote treated wood, wood larger than the fire pit, or any type of yard waste.


Approval from the Chief Fire Official is required for all Non-Recreational Open Air Burning greater than 2 metres (6.5 ft.) in diameter and 2 metres (6.5ft.) in height and for burning during prohibited times. Please contact the Fire Department at 705-636-5311 or 705-783-8700 to obtain approval for non-recreational fires.


OWNER MUST COMPLY: Every owner shall comply with every direction of the Chief Fire Official or designate, the Municipal By-Law Enforcement Officer and immediately cease any action prohibited. For the purpose of By-law 2017-13, all officers mentioned above may enter upon any lands. The property owner is liable if the fire is not contained/monitored.

PENALTY: Every person who contravenes any provision of By-law 2017-13 is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine as provided for in the Provincial Offences Act.