Fire Permit Application

Due to a current fire ban, no permits are being issued at this time.

We recommend that you check www.albertafirebans.ca to view the fire ban status.

When the fire ban has been lifted, this page will have a link to the permit application form.

We appreciate your attention to this matter.

As of 12:00 pm August 9, 2018 a COMPLETE FIRE BAN will be implemented.


All fire permits are now invalid until the FIRE BAN is lifted.

All fire permits have been suspended. There will be no new fire permits handed out until the fire ban is lifted.

This fire ban includes landfills within the municipal boundaries, campgrounds, burning barrels, burnpits, propane or natural gas operated fires and backyard campfires.  BBQ's at this time will still be allowed.

Household waste should now be taken to the municipal landfill.


Failure to follow the conditions of the fire ban can result in a fine from the MD of Taber’s CPO’s or an invoice from the responding department to extinguish the fire. Current costs of fire trucks are $615/hour/truck.  

The Fire Ban is effective 12:00 p.m. August 9, 2018 and will remain in place until conditions change which reduce the Extreme Fire Hazard.

For additional information please go to www.albertafirebans.ca or contact Jason Bullock – Director of Agricultural Services @ 403-634-4429.

Are You Aware of What You Are Burning?
There are some materials that cannot be burned within the Province of Alberta. Recently within the Municipal District of Taber, Alberta Environment has levied fines to individuals who were caught burning prohibited materials. Please note that Regulation AR 124/93 is being enforced by Alberta Environment Compliance and Monitoring staff across the Province of Alberta.

Substance Release Regulation
Section 1(1) (d) of the Substance Release Regulation AR 124/93 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act which regulates the release of substances into the environment including the release into air, water and land states:

"Burnable debris" means all inflammable waste other than prohibited debris and includes BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO which May be burned:
  • (i) Straw and stubble
  • (ii) Grass and weeds
  • (iii) Leaves and tree pruning
  • (iv) Brush and fallen trees on newly cleared land or associated with logging operations
  • (v) Used power, telegraph and telephone poles that do not contain wood preservatives
  • (vi) Wooden materials, which do not contain wood preservatives, from the construction or demolition of buildings
  • (vii) Solid waste from sawmills or planing mills with an annual production of less than 9500 cubic metres of lumber
  • (viii) Solid waste from post and pole operations that does not contain wood preservatives
  • (ix) Solid waste from tree harvesting operations
Section 2(1) (n) of the Activities Designation Regulation AR 211/96
"Prohibited debris" means any inflammable waste that, when burned, may result in the release to the atmosphere of dense smoke, offensive odours or toxic substances and includes BUT IS not LIMITED TO the following materials which SHOULD not be burned:
  • (i) Repealed AR 184/99 s2
  • (ii) Animal manure
  • (iii) Pathological waste
  • (iv) Non-wooden material
  • (v) Waste material from building or construction sites, excluding wooden materials that do not contain wood preservatives
  • (vi) Combustible material in automobile bodies
  • (vii) Tires
  • (viii) Rubber or plastic, or anything containing or coated with rubber or plastic or similar substances, except rubber or plastic attached to shredded scrap steel
  • (ix) Solid waste from sawmills or planing mills with an annual production in excess of 9500 cubic meters of lumber
  • (x) Used oil
  • (xi) Wood or wood products containing substances for the purpose of preserving wood
Fire Permit Application

Due to a current fire ban, no permits are being issued at this time.

We recommend that you check www.albertafirebans.ca to view the fire ban status.

When the fire ban has been lifted, this page will have a link to the permit application form.

We appreciate your attention to this matter.