Burn Permits

To have a fire in Prince Edward County, you must have a current permit and activate it every day that you are having a fire. The types of fires covered by the Burn Permit By-law are: brush piles, burn barrels, outdoor fireplaces/chimineas and campfires.

Purchasing a Burn Permit

Permits are valid from date of issue to December 31st of the year issued and cost $15.00 each.

Permits can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue Administrative Office, Station 1, Picton - 8 McDonald Drive, Picton
  • Shire Hall - 332 Picton Main Street, Picton 
  • At all PEC Libraries

You can also print off a ‌Burn Permit Application and mail it to: 

  • Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue Administrative Office, Station 1, Picton - 8 McDonald Drive, Picton

Activating Your Burn Permit

Prior to burning of any kind, please ensure your valid Burning Permit has been activated by calling the Automated Burn Notification Hotline at 613.476.7232 or 613.962.3497 and entering the four-digit number at the top of your Burning Permit using your telephone keypad. If you have a rotary phone, dial 613.476.2345.

Important Notice: Purchasing and activating a Burning Permit does not excuse any actions that are contrary to By-law 2105-2008 and may result in a fine if all provisions are not being carried out. The owner of the property is ultimately responsible for any and all costs.

Ensure you have read all the conditions, prohibitions and enforcement terms and provisions of Burn Permit By-law 2105-2008 and Burn Permit Amending By-law 2543-2009 before burning.

For more information and safety tips please follow the latest alerts from the Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue, email us at fire@pecounty.on.ca or call us at 613.476.2345.