Summer Fire Pit Safety & Permits
Open Air Burning Permits ARE REQUIRED for ALL outdoor fires within the Town of Collingwood. For further information please contact the Fire Department at 705-445-3920.
“Fire Pit” means a pit not more than 1 meter (3 feet) in diameter, requiring not less than 7.5 meters (25 feet) of clearance between the fire and any building, structure, property line, tree, hedge, fence, roadway, overhead wires or any other combustible article;
The fire pit must be enclosed on all sides and constructed of masonry, concrete, stone, heavy gauge metal or other non-combustible materials. The flames from the fire are no higher than 0.5 meters (1.6 feet) above ground level.
- Fire Pit (maximum 3 feet in diameter, 25 feet clearance)
“Outdoor Fireplace” means a manufactured non-combustible enclosed container such as fire bowls with spark arrestors on the top or chimineas. This type of permit requires not less than 4.5 meters (15 feet) of clearance between the fireplace and any building or structure, property line, tree, hedge, fence, roadway, overhead wires, or other combustible article.
- Fire bowl (15 feet clearance)
- Chiminea (15 feet clearance)