Burn Permits

Fire Ban in Effect

July 16, 2021, 2:00 PM

A Full Fire Ban is now in effect for Kneehill County, due to continued dry conditions.

  • Under a fire ban, no campfires or charcoal briquettes are allowed in campgrounds, back-country, and random camping areas. 
  • Gas or propane stoves/barbeques and portable propane fire pits are allowed.
  • All fire permits are suspended or cancelled, and no new fire permits will be issued.
  • As the fire ban also applies to burn pits, Kneehill County’s Torrington and Linden Transfer Sites are temporarily unable to accept burn pit materials until the fire ban is lifted. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note: This restriction only applies to Kneehill County. The Towns of Three Hills and Trochu, and the Villages of Acme, Carbon and Linden will have their own restrictions, if any. Please call their offices or visit their websites for details in their jurisdictions. 

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Stay up-to-date on fire bans in Alberta, at www.albertafirebans.ca.

Burn Permits are required all year long

Burn Permit and Fire Services Enforcement

$500.00- 1st offence for lighting a fire without a permit. (Burn permits are required year-round)

  • Prohibited debris definition: any material, that when burned, will result in the release to the atmosphere of dense smoke, offensive odors, or a substance, the release of which is regulated, prohibited, or controlled by the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. Ex. chemical containers, rubber or plastic tires, combustible material in automobiles.
    • $1000.00 (1st offence) 
    • $1500.00 (2nd offence) 
    • $2000.00 (3rd offence)
  • Offence: Obstructing the efforts of a Safety Codes Officer, Fire Inspector or Investigator, or Enforcement Officer
    • $1000.00 (1st offence)
  • Offence: allow a fire to become a running fire, or let a running fire pass from owned or occupied property to the property of another.
    • $1500.00

View our Fire Services Bylaw for more information.