Outdoor Burning during COVID-19

North Bay, ON – May 20, 2020 – Recreational fires are now allowed within the City of North Bay provided that the regulations outlined in the Outdoor Burning Bylaw are adhered to.

This includes obtaining a permit and burning in a safe location while using an approved manufactured appliance. The fee for a recreational burn permit is $26. Applications may be completed online at: 



Non-cash payments can be made by:


  • Mail: The Corporation of the City of North Bay
      200 McIntyre Street East
             North Bay, ON P1B 8V6


  • Drop Box: To the left of the front doors of City Hall. Please make cheques payable to City of North Bay, enclosed in a sealed envelope.


  • Phone: 705-474-0400. Payments by credit card (Visa or Master Card).

If you are going to enjoy a fire, please remember physical distancing and fire safety rules, including:

  • Burning between 7:30 pm and 1:00 am
  • Have method to extinguish fire (water, etc)
  • Burning by competent adult only & always attended
  • Report out of control fires immediately
  • Be respectful of neighbours
  • Burn only clean dried wood or charcoal
  • Burn only if wind is less than 15 kilometers per hour
  • Do not burn during rain or fog
  • Do not burn grass, plastics, painted materials
  • Do not burn if you do not have signed permission from building/property owner


Gord Young
 Communications Officer
 705 474-0626 ext. 2505