Fire Permits


Date Relased: June 29, 2020




The Timmins Fire Department would like to remind residents that new residential fire permits are required as of July 1, 2020.

Earlier this spring, the Timmins Fire Department made the decision to extend all fire permits purchased in 2019, honouring those permits until July 1, 2020. Residents who were issued 2020 permits but who have not yet paid are also reminded that the amount is due on or before July 1, 2020.

Residential fire permits are $25 per year, and are typically valid for the period of January 1 to December 31 for each year of purchase, and can be purchased for up to three years at a cost of $75.

Payments can be made by:

Money Order, Bank Draft or Cheque and dropped off:

City of Timmins-City Hall

c/o Timmins Fire Department

220 Algonquin Blvd E.

(Please use the front entrance drop-off slot at top on the right side of the step)

or mail to:

Timmins Fire Department

133 Cedar Street South

Timmins, ON, P4N 2G9

Please include the following information when sending payment:

  • Name,
  • address,
  • phone number
  • email address
  • and new 2020 permit number if you called in previously and were issued one.

Please ensure that you continue to practice all of the public health measures put into place. Should you have any questions or concerns, please call 705-360-2626.

When - Where - How...can I get a permit during COVID?

Due to extended COVID safety measures, the Timmins Fire Department is offering 2 methods to purchase:

  1. You can go to the Timmins Fire Department located at 133 Cedar Street South, Timmins. Only one resident will be permitted in at a time to purchase or renew a Residential Permit.

payment will only be accepted in the form of CHEQUE, BANK DRAFT or MONEY ORDER.


  1. Call 705-360-2626 between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. A permit will be issued to you with a grace period in order to send/drop off payment.

Special permits other than residential must be purchased Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 6:00 pm by calling the Fire Prevention Dicision at 705-360-2600 ext 4011 

FAQ's about Fire Permits

Do I have to own the property?

Yes. If you do not own the property on which you wish to burn, you must have your landlord complete a Landlord Permission Statement. This form can be obtained by the following downloading PermissiontoBurn.pdf

Is my fire pit approved?

A covered pit bought from a retailer such as Canadian Tire or Home Depot is an approved fire pit. *FIRE PITS MUST NEVER BE SET UP ON A WOODEN DECK OR PATIO*. Any homemade or makeshift pits must be inspected prior to the issue of the permit.

What can I burn?

Only clean wood, such as small logs and twigs may be burned. YOU CAN NOT BURN: Garbage, grass, pressure treated, wood, leaves, leaves, screws, other metal, plastic or accelerant (i.e. gasoline, lighter fluid).  A residential fire permit does not permit you to burn your lawn at any time.

What times can I burn?

Burning is permitted between the hours of 7pm and 12am (midnight).  For Residential, it is recommended that you limit burning to weekends.

What happens if my neighbour complains?

Burning in built-up areas (determined by the fire department) is a privilege.  Please respect your neighbours and follow all guidelines and recommendations noted on your permit.

If your neighbour has a complaint (i.e. Smoke blowing in through windows, health concerns, etc.) we ask that you please be courteous and put out the fire. Should a complaint come in to the Fire Department we will investigate, and if it is deemed necessary we will revoke the permit.