Anyone can apply for a burn permit outside Whitehorse city limits. If you plan to burn within city limits, contact the City of Whitehorse.
You are legally required to hold a valid permit to light an open fire. This includes:
- Burning grass, debris or brush in a burn barrel.
- Lighting an open fire for any purpose other than a campfire. You don’t need a permit to light a campfire.
- Burning on all public and private lands.
Apply for a burn permit
You can apply for a burn permit between April 1 and September 30. Permits are free.
- Visit your local issuing office to get a permit.
- Staff will issue you a permit.
Before you burn
- Notify your local Wildland Fire Management office. Officers need to be aware of fire activity in the area.
- Carmacks and Ross River: 867-993-5992
- Haines Junction and Beaver Creek: 867-634-7061
- Dawson and Old Crow: 867-993-5992
- Mayo: 867-996-3200
- Whitehorse and Teslin: 867-456-3831
- Watson Lake: 867-536-2005
- Check to make sure your permit is valid. Permits must be used in the allocated period of time. Your permit is also based on the materials to be burned.
- Check to see what the fire danger rating is. Permits are suspended if the rating is moderate, high or extreme.