Spring 2020 Burning Season – Update

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Agricultural Burning Season Suspended

Please be advised that the spring burning season (March 1 – May 31) has been suspended, effective immediately and that of any form of agricultural burning will not be permitted.  The smoke from agricultural burning may worsen health issues and endanger the welfare of our public during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for you cooperation.

 

All outdoor burning on agricultural properties requires a permit and is governed by the City of Pitt Meadows Burning Regulation Bylaw No. 2688 which states:

  • Open wood burning is not permitted at anytime, anywhere in urban areas in the City of Pitt Meadows. This includes backyard wood burning fireplaces and cooking pits.
  • Burning is permitted ONLY on agriculturally zoned properties between March 1 to May 31st (for the spring season) and September 1 – November 30 (for the fall season).
  • Only vegetative matter such as brush and tree or bush clippings from the property can be burned. No land clearing fires are permitted.
  • You must call the Metro Vancouver Ventilation Index each day at 604.436.6777 of your permit to verify if burning is allowed
  • Permits are $50 for a five consecutive day period and are available at City Hall or online at mypittmeadows.com
  • Please contact the Fire Department at 604.465.2401 or email fire@pittmeadows.ca for more information.