Fire Permits

Fire Restriction in Effect

Effective April 18, 2024, at 1200 hours, Camrose County is enacting a Fire Restriction. Due to the extreme dry weather conditions, it is essential to use caution with any open burning within Camrose County. 

This Fire Restriction:

1)  Suspends all existing FIRE PERMITS and prohibits the issuance of any new permits.  All existing open burns must be extinguished.

2)  Prohibits the discharge of FIRE WORKS.

The following are PERMITTED during this Fire Restriction:

      • burning barrels equipped with a metal mesh screen
      • safe wood campfires in approved fire pits on private lands and in campground
      • portable propane fire pits
      • gas or propane stoves and barbeques
      • catalytic or infrared style heaters

Off-Highway Vehicles can start wildfires – check frequently to ensure hotspots are free of debris, and make sure mufflers and spark arrestors are working properly. 

Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. 

This Fire Restriction will remain in effect until further notice.


Fire Permit Information Sheet

Fire Permit ApplicationFire Restriction in Effect
From April 1 to October 31, you require a permit to conduct open burns, and please let your Fire Department know you will be burning.  Who is my Fire District Contact?  Low hazard fireworks require permits at all times.

Camrose County is in a permit area as required by the Forest and Prairie Protection Act.  Fire Permit Season is in effect from April 1 to October 31 every year. Low Hazard Fireworks require permits at all times.

No person shall light an outdoor fire during the season on land in a permit area unless that person is the holder of a fire permit. This does not apply to an attended outdoor camp fire which has been lit for cooking or warming purposes, or household garbage burning under control criteria.

Uncontrolled household garbage burning is a concern because many residents are not taking sufficient precautions to ensure that the fire can be kept contained at all times. Each year firefighters must be called out to extinguish fires which have spread from a household garbage burning barrel. These fire calls and associated costs can easily be avoided if precautions are taken. Fires should not be started when weather conditions are conducive to a fire getting out of control.

Household garbage burning meeting the three control criteria as outlined below will not require a burning permit:

  • Household garbage burning sites should be located a safe distance (100 ft.) away from all buildings, machinery, equipment
  • Household garbage burning containers should be covered with a metal screen to prevent sparks from causing fires
  • Household garbage burning sites should cover an area of at least 50 square feet and this area preferably should be covered with gravel or concrete, and there shall be no combustibles within that 50 square foot area.

From November 1 to March 31, you do not require a permit to conduct open burns, but please let your Fire Department know you will be burning.  Who is my Fire District Contact?  Low hazard fireworks require a permit at all times.

Contact Us

Emergency & Protective Services
Manager - Sgt. Mike Kuzio

3755 - 43 Avenue,
Camrose, Alberta, T4V 3S8

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Email: protserv@county.camrose.ab.ca

Phone: (780) 672-4449

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