All open air burning in RURAL areas REQUIRES a valid PERMIT.
Open air burning is NOT permitted in URBAN areas at any time of the year.
There are many alternatives to open air burning in the City of Abbotsford.
By not burning your waste, you’re helping to preserve the air quality in the sensitive Fraser Valley air shed. Open air burning not only poses serious health risks to the people who are burning but also exposes their families, pets, neighbours and the surrounding community to the toxic chemicals found in smoke. Read more
If any questions or not sure about meeting the required minimum clearances, please email Fire Prevention Division prior to applying for a permit.
*fees are as per Consolidated Fees and Charges bylaw, 2006, Schedule D
All Burning Must Meet the Required Minimum Clearances (Detailed information is available in the Open Air Burning Regulations & Guidelines Brochure):
Open Air Burning is only permitted for agricultural material for registered farm properties.
Recreational or yard waste burning is NOT permitted in the City of Abbotsford. Please consider alternative to burning.
Call before Burning 1-888-281-2992.
Check the British Columbia Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection Ventilation Index Information Line before burning to ensure atmospheric conditions are appropriate for smoke dispersal.
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