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City of Langford

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September 20, 2017

In the City of Langford you must get a permit in order to have a campfire. Langford residents can now obtain a campfire permit by applying online.  This easy-to-use application form can be accessed conveniently on the day of the fire and the permit will be sent electronically to your email.  There is no charge to obtaining a permit online.

NOTE:  One (1) campfire permit may be obtained per residential property per day and is valid for three hours (3) from the time of issuance.                                                                                

Click here to apply for the on-line Campfire Permit.

General Guidelines for Campfires.

  • Shall be no larger than 0.6m by 0.6m (2 ft by 2 ft)
  • May be in a ground pit, or an above ground container made of non-combustible material (metal container, brick, cement, etc.), or an open ground of mineral soil, gravel or sand
  • Must be supervised at all times by a person 16 years of age or older
  • Are not to be lit during high winds
  • Ensure that the campfire is fueled by firewood only and shall not be used to burn household refuse, plastics, rubber, asphalt shingles, construction or demolition waste, yard waste (branches and leaves) or similar materials
  • A garden hose or reasonable means to control the fire is to be readily available while the campfire is lit
  • Clearances for campfires shall be 6m (20 ft) from any building, 3 m (10 ft) from any shrubbery, wooden fences, over hanging trees, or combustible materials
  • The fire must be completely extinguished and soaked to stop re-ignition by midnight (00:00 hrs) or before the fire becomes unsupervised

Campfire permits will not be issued when the wildfire risk reaches extreme.

Consult the Public Notices for the latest news on campfire bans and other burning restrictions in the City of Langford.

Information on province wide campfire bans can be found at the Wildfire Management Branch.

Full details of Langford's Burning Bylaw No. 1532 can be found here.

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