A County of Newell Fire Permit is FREE of charge and MANDATORY to have if you plan on doing any burning. Failure to do so may result in fines as per section 23 of Fire Bylaw 1839-15.
In addition to that, if you are found guilty of an offense under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act (effective December 9, 2016), you could be facing a fine of up to $100,000.00 or two years imprisonment or both for an individual or up to $1,000,000.00 for a corporation.
Fire Permits can be obtained from the County of Newell Office during business hours or from a Fire Guardian (your local area Fire Chief) and they must be countersigned by a Fire Guardian before it is valid.
We can also do them over the phone, provided that you have an e-mail address or fax number so that we can send the fully-signed permit back to you.