March 1, 2020 was the starting date of fire permit season in Mountain View County. Any large burns planned within the County require a permit issued by Mountain View County; or the Province within Forest Protection Areas.
The County-issued permits are free of charge and available online at this link. The link to the Fire Permit system is also on the main page just under “quick clicks …”
Permits are mandatory for all large-scale burns that are not contained within an approved burning container (as per the County Fire Bylaw).
Once you fill out the online form correctly and submit, a response page will pop up with your permit number. Please record this number for reference. You can conduct your burn as soon as you have this permit number!
You will also be sent an email by an automated system. If the email does not come to your inbox please check your spam or garbage folders. It is also possible your email provider has blocked the automated reply email from the County. If you can't find this reply email just call the County during business hours before attempting to take out a second permit. However, what matters is your permit number which you have recorded off the response page.
Questions? Call 403-335-3311 during office hours for more information.
The County does NOT issue burning permits to applicants located within two Alberta Forest Protection Areas within the County boundaries:
- West of RR 54 from Twp Rd 310 to the south boundary of the County
- West of RR 60 from Twp Rd 312 to the north boundary of the County
Applicants in these two areas must obtain their free burning permits from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry offices in Calgary and Rocky Mtn. House respectively.
County fire permits (or fireworks permits) are not valid for burns within these two areas. Contact Alberta Agriculture and Forestry toll free at 403-310-0000, or directly at 403-297-8800 (Calgary) or 403-845-8250 (RMH). Visit them online at https://wildfire.alberta.ca/prevention/fire-permits.aspx.