Burn Permits


On October 13th, 2020, the Council of North Glengarry approved the Fire Chief’s recommendation to grant a one-time exemption for 2020 to By-Law 48-2019 – Open Air Fires, Part 5 Sec 5.3 to permit farm and agricultural burns to begin October 15th, 2020.

Farmers are still required to apply for a burn permit during this exemption by visiting our burn permit site at https://northglengarry.burnpermits.com. All other sections of By-Law 48-2019 would remain unchanged and enforceable, By-Law 48-2019 is available to view on the burn permit site or Township of North Glengarry Website.

Should you have any question please feel free to contact fire administration directly. Open a new window to email the Fire Administration.

Open in a new window to view the Open Air Fire By-law 48-2019


The North Glengarry Fire Department is pleased to announce our new Open-Air Burn permit application procedure.  The new procedure is on-line registration process, which will provide easy, accurate and real time information for both the residents and the fire department.

Benefits of the new process


  • Portal for important education and prevention information in regarding to North Glengarry open burning.
  • The automated system will alert residents throughout the year to important notifications such as burn bans or changes to fire risk levels.
  • Annual permits will have a simple annual renewal process. A resident only needs to set up an online profile once.
  • If a resident is unable to use the online process for initial registration, they may attend in-person to the town office located at 90 Main St South, Alexandria, where a paper application can be generated, and will be processed through the new on-line system.

Fire Service     

  • Real time tracking of all active open-air burn permits.
  • Improved safety for our responders if an Open Burn is reported. We may downgrade our response if it is suspected that it is a permitted burn.

Creating an account

  • Visit https://northglengarry.burnpermits.com  or the link posted on the Township of North Glengarry Website.
  • Follow the steps to create an account. Please keep this information for future reference.
  • An important feature is selecting how you would like to be contacted regarding burn bans and other important notifications. You may select email, text or phone.
  • Your Profile will require a civic address. When registering for Permits on additional properties that do not necessarily have assigned Civic Addresses, such as farms or field entrances, state your road name and lot number in the address line (i.e. Conc Rd 2 Lot 2). then the Postal Code it its field. The system will then ask you to click and drag a marker pin to the exact location of the burn or field entrance.

Types of Permits

There are three (3) types of Open-Air Burning Permits: 

  • Recreational - This permit type encompasses fires as outline in Part 2 & 3 of By-Law 48-19. 
  • Brush - This permit type encompasses fires as outline in Part 2 & 4 of By-Law 48-19. 
  • Farm and Agricultural - This permit type encompasses fires as outline in Part 2 & 5 of By-Law 48-19. 


  • Residents are not required to contact the North Glengarry Fire Department when burning.
  • Be sure to read and abide by the regulations as described in the current Burn Bylaw.
  • All active fires must always be monitored and have a means of extinguishment ready that matches the size of the fire.

 It is the aim of this new program to simplify the process of registering for a burn permit for our residents, and increased efficiency for our administration.


NOTE: If you have any further questions regarding burn permits, please contact the Fire Admin by email or at 613-525-1905. 

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