Step 1: Apply Now and Frequently Asked Questions
Please Note: Online Fire Burning Permits are not currently available.
Call your local Fire Guardian for a Burning Permit.
Why do I need a permit?
In accordance with MD of Foothills Fire by-law No. 74/2015 a Burn Permit is required for all outdoor burning within the MD of Foothills.
Who can burn?
Only those people in "approved" areas are eligible for a permit. The online application process will automatically determine if your property is in an approved area.
Do I have to be the property owner?
Any person/tenant living in a rental structure or in an area having multiple occupancies WILL NOT be issued a burn permit UNLESS the **Property Owner's Permission to Burn Form (pdf)** is completed and signed by the owner and is submitted with the application form. You may submit the form in person or by fax to fax number 403.254.3145.
How do I obtain a burn permit?
You can apply online by proceeding to Step 2 below, or through a Fire Guardian (Fire Guardian and Fire Response Map .PDF) or in person at the Heritage Pointe Fire Station during regular business hours.
What can I burn?
Large Burn Piles
Until further notice burn permits will not be issued for burns of large proportions.
Foothills Fire Board and Council are currently reviewing the permit and processes to make necessary changes to accommodate those who wish to burn large piles.
You may burn wood products, wood by-products or leaves. Make sure you have a means of extinguishing the fire at all times during the fire.
Do I need to display my permit?
You must be able to produce your permit for proof of permit during the burn.
Once I have my permit, can I go ahead and burn?
No. Before you burn call 1-888-808-3722.
What if I burn without a permit?
If you burn without a permit -- or contravene any of the terms and conditions in the permit -- you may be assessed a fine and/or additional costs associated with services rendered.
Don't have a computer or internet access?
If you do not have a computer or access to a computer, you may apply in person to the Heritage Pointe Fire Station or through one of our Fire Guardians (map).
For information concerning the rules and restrictions in place for outdoor burning, call the Fire Department (403) 403-603-3571.