Fire permit brochure

Backyard Fire
When used safely and
properly, fire pits can provide
many seasons of enjoyment.
Open Air,
Recreational Fire
The Town of Vegreville Open
Air Recreational Fire Bylaw
outlines the requirements for
the construction and the use
of fire pits within the Town to
help protect the safety of it’s
Frequently asked questions
Vegreville Fire Department
5100 - 60 Street
Box 640 Vegreville, AB
T9C 1R7
[email protected]
For more information on fire and life safety
contact the Public Education and Life
Safety Branch
What are the requirements?
At least 3 meters from
buildings, property
lines and
Has a spark arrestor mesh
screen with a grid no
larger than 1.3 cm
3 Enclosed sides
made from bricks,
concrete blocks or
heavy-guage metal
No more than 61 cm
in width or diameter
and 46 cm height
Q: What are the requirements for a fire pit?
A: As defined within By-Law #03-2010
(See diagram on the left)
- Is at least 3 meters ( 10 feet ) from the property line.
- Is at least 3 meters ( 10 feet ) from any combustible materials.
- Is at least 1 meter laterally and 5 meters vertically from any overhead utility lines.
- Does not exceed 46 centimeters ( 18 inches ) in height
- Does not exceed 61 centimeters ( 24 inches ) in diamter
- Has a spark arrestor mesh screen with a grid no larger than 1.3 centimeters ( ½
inches )
- Constructed of non-combustible materials (concrete blocks, brick or heavy gauge
Q: If I have a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace,
do I need a permit?
A: Yes, permits are required for all fire pits,
outdoor fireplaces and stationary barbeques in
accordance to Bylaw #03-2010
Q: If I have purchased a home with a fire pit
in place, do I need to obtain a permit?
A: Yes. Permits are not transferable. If there
was an existing permit with the previous
owner, a new permit must be obtained by the
new owner.
Q: How do I obtain a fire permit?
A: Contact the Vegreville Fire Department at
780-632-2254, 8 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday.
Q: What can I burn in the fire pit?
A: Only clean fuel shall be used (clean, dry
wood or charcoal). Refuse or waste material
shall not be burnt.
Q: Is there a fee for a permit?
A: Yes, there is a one time fee of $25.00 to
monitor construction and / or location of the
fire pit.
Q: What are the penalties for not complying
with the By-Law #03-2010?
A: Any person(s) who contravenes any
provision of this by-law is guilty of an offense
and liable to a penalty of $100.00 to $500.00
and the addition of the cost of the response
from the Fire Department should it be