The Open Air Burning By-law regulates open air burning within the City of Windsor, establishing which type of outdoor fires are allowed and a procedure for obtaining an open air burning permit. Visit the City of Windsor’s By-laws Online webpage to view the Open Air Burning By-law.
For any open air burning, other than those exceptions established within the By-law, citizens must apply and obtain a permit from Windsor Fire & Rescue Services. In reviewing applications, Windsor Fire & Rescue Services may refuse to issue a permit if the application is incomplete or if there are reasonable grounds to believe the open air burning may be adverse to public safety or would result in the violation of existing laws. A fee will be charged as part of the application to reflect the costs of evaluating the permit applications.