Fire Permits and Bylaw

We are pleased to offer the Salt Spring Island community the convenience of applying online for fire permits.

A few things to keep in mind prior to submitting your request:

  • You must be one of the following: property owner, or have a Power of Attorney from the property owner, or Grant of Probate/Administration from the property owner, or legal representative of a Strata or Corporation
  • Please review the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District Open Burning Bylaw No. 125
  • Please review additional information on our Burning Regulations page.


Use this permit for campfires, incinerators and backyard burns.

Validity of permit is a calendar year – January 1 to December 31, EXCEPT DURING FIRE BANS.


Please contact us by phone 250-537-2531 or visit our office at 105 Lower Ganges Road (Monday to Thursday 9 am – 4 pm) if you require a permit for land clearing/machine pile burns.

For more information regarding Machine Pile permits, visit Land Clearing/Machine Pile Burning Regulations.

Attention Renters/Guests – Non-Property Owners
Simply have the property owner fill out the online permit above and have them advise you once it is completed. A print out of the permit is not required.

Attention Absent Property Owners / Landlords
Once you complete the online permit, you will immediately receive your approved permit via email – please ensure your email is entered correctly. Along with the email, there will be a PDF attachment outlining the Do’s and Don’ts for backyard burning & campfires. Please forward that attachment to your guests or tenants on the property.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act FIPPA
The Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District online permit forms are managed by JotForm in the USA. When you use our online permit forms, there is a two-step process:
1. As soon as you SUBMIT your online permit application, the data is sent to our secure onsite servers via JotForm servers
2. At the same time, the data is deleted from the JotForm servers in the USA.
We invite you to view Jotform’s Privacy Policy.

The Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District stores all information related to these permits on our secure network, which meets all FIPPA requirements. The District will only use your personal information for the same purpose it was collected. The information will not be used for another purpose with your consent.