Fire permits are not required November 1 to February 28 of the following year, but it is appreciated if you would still contact the office to notify of a controlled burn. This assists the applicable Fire Department should they receive an outside fire call.
During the Fire Season (now starting March 1st), any person lighting a fire for any purpose, other than for burning household garbage or campfires in approved containers/methods, must have a valid fire permit. You may be liable for fire suppression costs and/or penalties as provided by law for any damage or suppression that may occur while burning without a valid permit.
Fire permits may be obtained free of charge by:
Covering 721,396 acres in central Alberta, Ponoka County embodies the essence of rural Alberta with strong agricultural roots, a commitment to fiscal responsibility and an independent spirit. Today, the County serves 9,806 residents, providing strong leadership and guiding the municipality through some difficult challenges.