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Fire Permits

Backyard Fire Safety

When used safely and properly, fire pits can provide many seasons of enjoyment.

The Town of Vegreville Open Air Recreational Fire Bylaw outlines the requirements for the construction and the use of fire pits within the Town to help protect the safety of it’s citizens.

FAQ

Requirements
Requirements

Q: What are the requirements for a fire pit?
A: As defined within By-Law #02-2018

- Is at least 3 meters ( 10 feet ) from the property line.
- Is at least 3 meters ( 10 feet ) from any combustible materials.
- Is at least 1 meter laterally and 5 meters vertically from any overhead utility lines.
- Does not exceed 46 centimeters ( 18 inches ) in height
- Does not exceed 61 centimeters ( 24 inches ) in diamter
- Has a spark arrestor mesh screen with a grid no larger than 1.3 centimeters ( ½ inches )
- Constructed of non-combustible materials (concrete blocks, brick or heavy gauge metal)

Q: If I have a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace, do I need a permit?
A: Yes, permits are required for all fire pits, outdoor fireplaces and stationary barbeques in accordance to Bylaw #02-2018

Q: If I have purchased a home with a fire pit in place, do I need to obtain a permit?
A: Yes. Permits are not transferable. If there was an existing permit with the previous owner, a new permit must be obtained by the new owner.

Q: How do I obtain a fire permit?
A: Contact the Vegreville Fire Department at 780-632-2254, 8 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Q: What can I burn in the fire pit?
A: Only clean fuel shall be used (clean, dry wood or charcoal). Refuse or waste material shall not be burnt.

Q: Is there a fee for a permit?
A: Yes, there is a one time fee of $25.00 to monitor construction and / or location of the fire pit.

Q: What are the penalties for not complying with the By-Law #02-2018?
A: Any person(s) who contravenes any provision of this by-law is guilty of an offense and liable to a penalty of $100.00 to $500.00 and the addition of the cost of the response from the Fire Department should it be required.

Contact Us

Vegreville Fire Department
5100 - 60 Street
Box 640 Vegreville, AB
T9C 1R7
780-632-2254
[email protected]