Get a fire permit

From February 20 to October 31, all burning activities in the Forest Protection Area, excluding campfires, require a fire permit.

Report a wildfire: If you see a wildfire in a forested area call 310-FIRE (3473)

How to get a fire permit

You can get a free fire permit online.

You will need:

If you need help, see the Online Fire Permit System User Guide.

You can also request a fire permit by contacting your local forest area office.

Request a permit

For more information, see Fire permits: Safe burning practices.

What you need a fire permit for

You will need a fire permit for any burning in the Forest Protection Area, with the exception of a campfire, from February 20 to October 31.

Fire permits ensure safe burning practices and allow staff to know where burning is approved so firefighters and aircraft are free to fight wildfires. Your municipality may have its own rules and restrictions in place. Contact them for further details.

For more details about safe burning practices, see Safe burning.

After you apply

An Alberta Wildfire representative will contact you within 3 business days to discuss your permit request and arrange a time to perform an onsite visit. If your burn site meets the guidelines, you will be issued your permit, which will outline the conditions under which burning can be conducted.

A submitted request is not an approval to burn. Burning without a valid permit or outside of the permit conditions can result in fines of up to $600.

Fire bans

Alberta Wildfire has a tiered fire ban system restricting activities that may cause wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.