Canada Protection Plan
Township issues COVID-19 update (May 12)

Effective Friday, May 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., open-air and/or recreational burning shall be permitted in the Township of Brock provided you have purchased an approved 2020 burn permit. Burn Permits can be purchased online by visiting our Township website.

If you have any questions or require assistance obtaining a burn permit please call 705-432-2355 ext. 228 or 233 or email fire@townshipofbrock.ca.

Reminder: You are required to call 1-855-955-1101 to initiate a Burn Event.

Please read and make sure you fully understand the Corporation of the Township of Brock By-Law Number 2915-2019, being a By-Law to regulate Open Air, Recreational & Agricultural Fires.

The following highlights some key changes to the Open Air, Recreational & Agricultural Fires By-law:

Open-Air Burn Permit

  • An Open-Air Burn is not permitted in the Urban Areas of Brock Township.
  • An Open-Air Burn Permit is permitted only for the rural area on lot sizes that are one half (1/2) acre or greater provided a permit has been obtained & approved.
  • An Open-Air Burn Permit only permits burning of dry wood, or wood by-products.
  • An Open-Air Burn Permit does not permit the burning of refuse, grass clippings or leaves.
  • An Open-Air Burn Permit requires that:
    • The size of the fire must not exceed 3 metres x 3 metres x 3 metres/27 cubic metres or (9.8 feet x 9.8 feet x 9.8 feet);
    • Must be a minimum radius of 7.5 metres (24.5 feet) around burn site clear of vegetation;
  • Burning only occur during:
    • The hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., between the first day of May and the last day of September, and/or
    • The hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., between the first day of October and the last day of March;
  • A fire be set or maintained at least fifteen (15) metres (50 feet) away from all structures, trees, hedges, fence, property line, street/road/highway or overhead wires.

Recreational Burn Permit

  • A Recreational fire is permitted for residential properties and a campground camp providing a Recreational Burn Permit is obtained & approved.
  • A Recreational Burn Permit only permits burning of dry, seasoned fire wood.
  • A Recreational Burn Permit does not permit the burning of refuse, grass clippings or leaves.
  • A Recreational Burn Permit requires that a Recreational fire be contained within an Outdoor Fireplace and must not exceed 1 metre x 1 metre x 1 metre/1 cubic metre or (3 feet x 3 feet x 3 feet) in size.
  • That the Outdoor Fireplace be located on concrete, patio slabs, stone or other such non-combustibles material.
  • A recreational fire must be set or maintained at least six (6) metres (18 feet) away from all structures, trees, hedges, fence, property line, street/road/highway or overhead wires (hydro lines).
  • A recreational fire shall only occur during the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.
  • A recreational fire shall only occur between the first day of May and last day of October.
  • The owner of a campground shall obtain an annual permit for recreational fire(s) within the designated campground.

Agricultural Burn Permit (formerly known as an Oversize Burn Permit)

  • An Agricultural fire is permitted only for Agricultural Properties provided an Agricultural Burn Permit has been obtained & approved.
  • An Agricultural Burn Permit only permits burning of wood or wood by-products.
  • An Agricultural Burn Permit does not permit the burning of refuse.
  • An Agricultural Burn Permit requires that, the size of the burn must not exceed 6 meters x 6 metres x 6 metres/216 cubic metres or (19.7 feet x 19.7 feet x 19.7 feet).
  • Must be a minimum radius of 7.5 metres (24.5 feet) around burn site clear of vegetation.
  • Burning only occur between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., between Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays, or as specified in the Agricultural Burn Permit.
  • A fire be set or maintained at least fifty (50) metres (150 feet) away from all structures, trees, hedges, fence, property line, street/road/highway or overhead wires.
  • Must be located on at least 10 acres of land.
  • Adequate means of controlling and extinguishing the fire, including heavy equipment, are available at the site always during the fire.
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