Residents Fire Permits and Information

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Can I have a fire pit in my backyard?

Yes. Outdoor fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, barbecue pits or portable fire receptacles can be used to burn clean, dry, untreated wood or charcoal so long as they meet the conditions outlined by the Town of Viking fire permit bylaw.

Do I need a permit to have a fire pit?

No. As long as your fire pit, outdoor fireplace, barbecue pit or portable fire receptacle meets the conditions outlined in the Town of Viking fire permit bylaw.

Can I burn my yard waste?

Yard waste is not permitted to be burned within the Town limits. Yard waste should be composted, put in garbage bin, or transported to the Viking Waste Transfer Station for disposal.

Do I need to have a fire extinguisher?

You are required to have a means of extinguishing the fire on hand at all times while the fire is burning. A garden hose and water are sufficient.

My neighbour is/was burning in the back yard. I am concerned about the fire hazard. Can my neighbour do this?

If your neighbour's fire pit meets the conditions set out by the Town of Viking, they are permitted to have a fire in their back yard. However, the fire must not create a risk of fire or damage to persons or property, or create a nuisance. If you are concerned that a fire hazard exists, please contact the Beaver Emergency Services Commission.

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