Backyard Fire Pits
The City of London allows the use of outdoor fire pits and recreational burning under certain conditions. Outdoor cooking may be conducted between 11:00 am and midnight, provided the fire is no larger than 46 cm long and 46 cm wide and 30 cm high. A cooking fire does not include a barbeque being used to cook food, which is permissible at all times.
Please read through the provided documentation to ensure your property and your fireplace meet the minimum requirements to allow burning on your property.
At all times, please remember to be considerate of your neighbours and the community around you.
The City of London Open Burning By-law does not allow for the burning of yard waste and brush. Please see the City of London garbage pick up schedule for alternatives. Businesses within the City of London are not permitted to burn at any time.
Open Burning Violations
When a complaint is received regarding open burning, an Inspector or a Fire Crew will respond to inspect the burning conditions. If you are found to be violating the terms of the Open Burning By-law, an order to extinguish and violation notice will be issued. A subsequent response that is found to be violating the by-law will result in an violation fee of $254.25. You may also be fined subject to fine amounts set out in the by-law.
If you have a complaint or concern regarding open burning, please contact our Administration Office at 519-661-4565 Monday-Friday between 8 am-4:30 pm. Outside of these hours, please contact our non-emergency communications line at 519-661-5615.