Open Burning is prohibited on properties smaller than 1 acre

Open Burning

Spring
For the month of April open burning of yard and garden waste on properties of one acre (43,560 sq ft) or greater within the City of Kamloops and Tk'emlúps te Secwepemc is allowed with a permit.

Fall
For the month of October open burning of yard and garden waste on properties of one acre (43,560 sq ft) or greater within the City of Kamloops and Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc is allowed with a permit.

Tk'emlups

Apply for Burning Permit

Restrictions

  • Burning is prohibited on properties less than 1 acre (43,560 sq feet)
  • Permits are required for properties greater than 1 acre
  • Permits must be in place prior to burning
  • Burning is subject to Venting Index - check for daily update
  • Permits are not issued when Fire Danger Rating is HIGH or EXTREME

For more information read: By-law 10-37

Burning Permits and Costs
Type of Burning Cost Inspection Burn Season Apply
Cooking FireAdditional Restrictions:
3 fires per year maximum
$50. Yes Year round Online
FarmAdditional Restrictions:
Farm status required
0 Yes Nov -Mar 31 Online
Hazard Abatement 0 Yes Nov - Mar 31 Online
Land ClearingAdditional Restrictions:
Development permit required
$100. per acre Yes Nov -Mar 31 Online
Yard/Garden Waste $100. No April and Oct only Firehall 1

Conditions

However, there are conditions that apply to these permits and failure to comply with these conditions or obtain the necessary permit may result in a $500 fine.

Conditions such as, but not limited to:

No burning outside the Venting Index,
No burning after dark,
Burning for commercial or industrial purposes as well as on properties less than one acre is prohibited.

Permits for burning within the city must be picked-up at:


    Fire Station No. 1
    1205 Summit Drive
    Phone: 250-372-5131

Burning permits will only be issued from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. Payment by cash or cheques are accepted. Please bring the exact amount.

Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc

Permits for burning within the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc must be picked-up at:

Properties less than 1 acre

For residents with properties less than one acre, the following alternative disposal methods are recommended:

Compost as much material as possible on your own property, or take green waste to one of three City sites:

1. Cinnamon Ridge (4.3 km west of airport, Tranquille Rd),
2. Eliza Road in Barnhartvale,
3. End of McGill Road.

For additional permit or Venting Index information, please call 250-372-5131. Please note that Venting Index information is updated daily after 8 am.





Kamloops Fire Rescue
1205 Summit Drive
Kamloops, BC V2C 5R9
P: 250-372-5131 F: 250-372-1447
E: fireprevention@kamloops.ca

Note: All correspondence is entered into our system, and will be dealt with in due process. Please allow several working days for a response. Thank you.