You are legally required to hold a valid permit to light an open fire between April 1 and September 30. This includes:
- burning grass, debris or brush in a burn barrel
- lighting an open fire for any purpose other than a campfire, which does not require a permit
- burning on all public and private lands
How to apply
Burn permits are free. Anyone can apply for a burn permit.
Call your local issuing office to get a permit. If you plan to burn within municipal limits, contact that municipality as they may have special requirements for burning.
Before you burn
- Make sure your burn permit is valid. Permits must be used during the allocated period of time. Your permit is also based on the materials to be burned.
- Check the fire danger rating in your area. Permits are suspended if the rating is moderate, high or extreme.
- You always need to get permission from your local Wildland Fire Management office. Wildfire officers need to be aware of local fire activity. Call the office nearest you:
- Carmacks, Pelly Crossing, Faro and Ross River: 867-863-2409
- Haines Junction, Burwash Landing and Beaver Creek: 867-634-7061
- Dawson and Old Crow: 867-993-5992
- Mayo, Stewart Crossing and Keno: 867-996-3200
- Whitehorse, Teslin and the Southern Lakes: 867-456-3831
- Watson Lake: 867-536-2005
Residential camping or cooking fire permit in Whitehorse
Contact the City of Whitehorse. Phone 867-668-2462