Changes coming for fire permit purchases

(Gazette file photo)

Changes are coming to the process of securing a burn permit in Prince Edward County in 2019 where multiple properties are owned by a single land owner.

The municipality announced Wednesday that Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue have developed an enhanced the burn permit program for 2019 for property owners with multiple properties.

We have implemented a couple changes to make it easier for members of the public to activate their permits and easier for us to monitor fire activity,” said Scott Manlow, Fire Chief, County of Prince Edward.

In 2019, property owners with multiple properties can obtain a permit for each of the properties they own if they wish to burn on them.

Property owners will pay for a single permit and property burn permits for each acreage will be issued at no charge.

Owners will be required to provide information for each property including: Civic address or closest civic number and the county road for that property; Contact phone number; and Full name of owner

Property owners will still be required to follow the activation process using the burn permit number assigned to that property.

New this year, all permits will have a six-digit permit number to activate.

2019 burn permits are now on sale.

Visit the County website (http://www.thecounty.ca/county-government/emergency-services/fire–rescue/burn-permits/) for more information about having a fire in Prince Edward County. If you have questions, you can also email fire@pecounty.on.ca or call 613.476.2345.

-Staff