Open Burning Permits

  • Burning Permits are only issued to landowners with parcels of 2 hectares (4.94 acres) or larger.
  • Each property may only receive one burning permit annually
  • Properties may only burn prunings and non-compostable garden refuse (see list of prohibited materials in 'Conditions of Permit').
  • A person engaged in or responsible for permitted burning must ensure the burning is conducted in compliance with the burning regulations, which are outlined in the 'Conditions of Permit'.

 Conditions of Permit (PDF)

Fire Protection Bylaw No. 1712


The 2023 Fall and 2024 Spring open burn permit periods have been combined to run from November 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024

Acquiring a burn registration number from the Province does not replace the requirement to obtain a burn permit from the District of Coldstream.  The BC Wildfire Service does not issue permits for burns.   It is the responsibility of the person conducting the burn to acquire a burn permit from the District of Coldstream and to follow the requirements of the District of Coldstream Fire Protection Bylaw No. 1712, 2018.