Seasonal Open Burning Permit Application

Before applying for a seasonal burning permit, please consider alternatives to burning your agricultural waste. By using alternatives, you are helping to preserve the air quality in the Fraser Valley air shed. Open burning not only poses serious health risks to the people who are burning but also exposes their families, pets, and the surrounding community to toxic chemicals found in smoke.

Prior to applying for the season permit, please review Part 5 Division 2 of the Fire Service Bylaw, 3055-2020 and if you have any questions about the terms for the permit, contact the Fire Prevention Division of Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service at

Seasonal Open Burning Permit Terms & Conditions

  • I understand that I cannot burn without a permit.
  • I understand that burning restricted materials will result in fines that may be subject to Cost Recovery as per the Fire Service Bylaw No. 3055-2020.
  • I understand that permits are NOT transferable to another property and are only valid for the approved burning season.
  • If any change in relation to the permit occurs, I agree to notify the Fire Inspector for Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service.
  • The burning permit must be available on site at all times during burning.
  • I understand that the person who carries out the open burning must ensure that they
         (a) do not start earlier than 1 hour after sunrise, and
         (b) ends by the later of
               (i) 4:00 p.m. on the same day the open burning starts, and
              (ii) 2 hours before sunset on the same day the open burning starts.
  • I understand that a person must not carry out open burning of material exceeding 10 centimetres in diameter.
  • I understand that a person must not carry out open burning of a pile exceeding 3 metres in width and 2 metres in height.
  • I understand that a person must not carry out open burning of more than one pile at one time on a parcel of land.
  • I have read, understand and agree to the conditions of this application for an Seasonal Open Burning Permit.
  • I further agree to comply with all bylaws now in place or which hereafter may come into force in the City of Abbotsford.
  • I understand that permit information will be made public under the authority of the Local Government Act and the City's bylaws.
  • I understand that by filling in the Applicant Name Fields and selecting the “I agree” button that I am effectively signing this permit application.
  • I Agree