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Fire Permit


Effective April 23, 2024, Mountain View County has implemented a county-wide Fire Restriction due to current and forecasted conditions. This restriction will remain in place until further notice.

What's not allowed:
  • All Outdoor Fires, as defined by the County’s Fire Bylaw, must be extinguished.
  • Lighting any Outdoor Fires is prohibited. 
  • This includes open fires, fireworks, recreational fires not contained in acceptable fire pits, and fires that have previously received a Fire Permit.
What's still allowed:
  • Acceptable burning barrels
  • Acceptable fire pits
  • Acceptable outdoor fireplaces
  • Barbecues
  • Household fireplaces
  • AER flaring

All current fire permits and fireworks permits are canceled. No new permits will be issued until the Fire Restriction is lifted. To learn more about the difference between Fire Restrictions and Fire Bans and why they are put in place, please view Reeve Angela Aalbers' informative video at:


Please note, that area located within the Forest Protection Area remains in a Fire Ban state and is regulated by the Province of Alberta. Details on their bans and restrictions can be found at:

Fire Permits, when permitted, are required year-round and can be obtained on the Mountain View County website at, or by contacting the Mountain View County office at 403-335-3311.


NOTE: this is an application for a Fire Permit ONLY.

When an application is successfully submitted a response page will pop up with your permit number (eg: 2022 - 000001). This number is what you need to conduct your burn, so record or screen shot the issued number from the application response page and keep that number with you at all times. Once you have this number recorded you do not need any other documentation and can proceed with your planned burn.

If there are any issues with a permit application, the County office will contact the applicant through the contact information provided in the permit application.

Please note fire permits are required year-round


It is the responsibility of the applicant to:

Local Fire Department Non-Emergency Contact Information

  • Carstairs: 403-968-5083
  • Cremona/Water Valley: 403-870-4223       
  • Didsbury: 403-335-3222
  • Olds: 403-507-4850  
  • Sundre:  403-638-4044