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Open Air Burning - Burn Permits


Township of Selwyn
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 270, Bridgenorth, ON
K0L 1H0

Physical Address:
1310 Centre Line, Selwyn, ON
K9J 6X5

Phone: 705 292-9507
or 877 213-7419
Public Works After Hours - Emergencies Only 705-740-6036
Email Township

Open Air Burning

Small campfires are permitted except in built-up areas (e.g. Lakefield, Bridgenorth, Woodland Acres, Hamlets of Ennismore and Young’s Point and generally in subdivisions).

Brush Burning is currently permitted provided that residents call the Fire Department at 705-292-7282 first.   Residents must call during regular business hours (Mon – Fri) in advance of burning to obtain permission.   Residents must provide their name, address, phone number & date you wish to burn.   Open Air burning is governed by By-law 2010-054 and those burning must comply with the provisions of the By-law.

Important - Open Air Burning can change at any time as conditions change.  Residents must verify the current conditions – call the Fire Department, check the website: ; follow us on social media to stay current:

There is a Burn Ban issued by the Province pertains to Restricted Fire Zones (1 to 36) which is NOT in our Township.  This link outlines the exact areas of the Restricted Fire Zones:

Burn Permits

Burn permits are required for any fire that is not a campfire or outdoor fireplace. Burn barrels are not permitted in the Township and open air burning (such as campfires and outdoor fireplaces) is not allowed in built-up areas.

For everyone's safety and enjoyment, please ensure that all open air fires conform to the Township By-law.

Burn permits can only be issued by the Fire Department at the Bridgenorth Fire Hall (833 Ward Street). For more information, call 705-292-7282.