Burning Permits – Violation Penalties

PUBLIC NOTICE

Under By-Law No.0039-16 of the Municipality of Swan Valley West

BURNING PERMITS REQUIRED AS FOLLOWS:

  • to regulate burning and generally provide the protection of life and property from damages by fire within the Municipality
  • to make burning prohibited within the Municipality of Swan Valley West except where approval, in the form of an authorized BURNING PERMIT, has been obtained. All Burning Permits are issued subject to the conditions stated on the Permit
  • to ensure that the Owner/Applicant adheres to the provisions of the Fire Preventions and Emergency Response Act, as well as the Manitoba Burning of Crop Residue Regulations and any other Act having Authority
  • to require applications for Burning Permits, which shall be made to the Municipality of Swan Valley West, and validated by a designated officer (there shall be no charge for the permit)
  • to exempt the following from requiring a Burning Permit:
  1. i) Any fire that is set in an enclosed container or located in an area of dirt/sand that has been set for cooking or warmth and would normally be considered a “camp fire” provided that while this is being burnt a responsible person monitors the fire to ensure that it does not get out of control.
  2. ii) Single bales or piles of straw created from tillage provided that while this is being burnt, a responsible person monitors the fire to ensure that it does not get out of control.
  • to require that any person convicted of a violation or infraction of any of the provisions of this By-Law, shall be liable for each offence consisting of a penalty and shall pay the actual costs incurred, if any, of firefighting and extinguishing any resulting fire, as follows:                                 

DESCRIPTION

*PENALTY* PERMIT OBTAINED

*PENALTY* NO PERMIT ISSUED

FIREFIGHTING COSTS

Accidental/Out of one’s ability to control

N/A

N/A

0%

Permit issued: Firefighting required (Negligence/Violation of Permit)

$50.00

$100.00

100%

Permit Issued:   Firefighting required

Accidental/Out of one’s ability to control

$0.00

$0.00

 

0%

 

No Permit Issued:   No Firefighting required

$100.00

$200.00

N/A

No Permit Issued:   Firefighting Required

$100.00

$200.00

 

100%

 

 

  • to allow the municipality, at their discretion, to ban ALL BURNING in the Municipality of Swan Valley West or any part thereof, if conditions exist where, in the opinion of the municipality, fires are of extremely high risk, and such a ban would prevent wildfires from occurring.

 

Fines / Charges will be levied as noted above. Consideration of a warning in lieu of charges may be made in the case of 1st time offenders.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL MUNICIPAL OFFICE