By-laws and Burning

Before burning your branches, have you thought of recycling them?
Verify our Branches Disposal Days, you may also get free mulch for your gardening activities! 

In order to get a burning permit, please address your request to the Fire Department at 819-827-6200 or from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. There is no fees to get a permit. 
Safety Tips
  • Supervise the fire at all time 
  • Maintain a distance of 50 feet (15 m) from any building 
  • Maintain a distance of 15 feet (4.5 m) from the property line 
  • Inform your neighbour 
  • Ensure the fire doesn't pose a nuisance to surrounding neighbours; in case of complaints, the Chelsea Fire Department will request that the fire be extinguished 
  • Do not burn any construction material, household waste, tires or chemicals 
  • Do not burn in strong winds 
  • Have a charged water hose near the fire 
  • Water the ashes before leaving 
  • Call 911 in case of loss of control 
For any complaint concerning burning, smoke or smell of smoke, call the Fire Department from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. After 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, Weekends and holidays, contact the MRC Police Department at 819-459-9911.

Before you decide to burn, please verify with SOPFEU for any fire ban

For further information, contact us by phone at 819-827-6200 or by email at