Open Air Burning Permit Information

During Forest Fire season, from May 1 to September 30, residents must obtain (1) the provincial department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture Permit to Burn, prior to applying for (2) a PCSP permit. The forestry permit number can be entered on the town application.

A Permit to Burn from the provincial Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, is available by contacting or visiting the Paddy’s Pond forestry station. Please note: The provincial forestry permit is required in conjunction with a town permit from the Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Paddy’s Pond District Office Forest Management District 1
    • Contact:
    • Hours:
      • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
      • Closed lunchtime (12:30pm – 1:30pm)
    • Location:
      • Paddy’s Pond District Office Forest Management District 1
      • 220 Paddy’s Pond Road
        P.O. Box 13036
        Paddy’s Pond, NL A1B 3V8

Residents are reminded that a town permit is required at any time during the year for open air burning. The application for an open air permit is now available online here.

Should a resident require telephone support to obtain a permit, please call the Town Hall at 895-8000 ext. 267.

Note: Permits are issued only for the burning of natural brush and grass etc. It is not permissible to utilize such a fire to dispose of garbage, building materials or other debris.

We encourage residents to assess the forest fire risk via the Fire Hazard Index.

Also, be courteous of neighbours while burning and familiarize yourselves with the Town’s Open-Air Fire Regulations

Questions can be directed to the Town Hall at 895-8000 ext. 267 or by email to the Office of the Fire Chief [email protected]

A permit is not required for use of outdoor fire pits, wood burning ovens, chimeneas or fire barrels nor are permits required. However, please follow our Backyard Fireplace Safety Tips.