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Fire Permits & Guidelines

A fire permit must be obtained before conducting a controlled burn. Fire permits are now available online, from the County of Minburn Administration Office, or by contacting your County Councillor. There is no fee for a fire permit.,

A fire permit may be suspended or cancelled at any time by the County of Minburn or the Minister responsible for enforcing the Forest and Prairie Protection Act. The fire permit holder will be notified via telephone if the fire permit has been cancelled. Upon receiving notice of cancellation, the person concerned shall immediately extinguish any fire set pursuant to the person’s permit.

Please keep your fire permit on your person or in your vehicle while conducting a controlled burn and be prepared to produce this legal document to fire personnel or the RCMP upon request.

Individuals not obtaining a fire permit will be invoiced at full cost when Fire Departments are called in to respond to fires within the County of Minburn No.27. Violators may be prosecuted under authority of the Forest and Prairie Protection Act of Alberta.

Click here to view our burning guidelines

Click here to learn about stubble burning in the County of Minburn

Click here to view our applications, documents, and policies

Click here to view our FAQ page.


Click here to apply for a fire permit