Forests, Fish and Wildlife - Burning Permits

Provided by: Government of Prince Edward Island - Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action - AKA: Formerly Environment, Water and Climate Change

Service Description

People are required to have a permit to use outdoor fire pits/fireplaces or to dispose of grasses, brush, leaves or other woody debris during fire season (March 15 to November 30). Permits are not required for camp fires. Individuals can contact their local provincial Forests, Fish and Wildlife office to obtain a permit.

Exceptions - the following communities issue burn permits at their local municipal office: 
  • Souris
  • Georgetown
  • Montague
  • Stratford
  • Charlottetown
  • Cornwall
  • Kensington
  • Summerside
  • Alberton
COVID-19 UPDATE: People can apply for a burning permit online. Forestry offices are open by appointment only.


Open to all
No fees
How to Access:
Call your local Forests, Fish and Wildlife office to arrange to pick up a permit
Documents Required:
Applicants must know the civic address and/or Property Identification Number(s) for the burn location
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

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