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Get a Fire Pit Permit

If you want to have a backyard fire in the City of Estevan, you need a Permit for your Fire Pit.


General Fire Pit Regulations

  • Material which may be burned shall consist only of charcoal or cut, seasoned wood. The burning of the following material is prohibited.
    • Rubbish;
    • Garden refuse;
    • Manure;
    • Livestock or animal carcasses;
    • Any material classified as a dangerous good and any material which, when burned, will generate black smoke or an offensive odour including insulation from electrical wiring or equipment, asphalt roofing materials, hydrocarbons, plastics, rubber materials, creosote wood or any similar material.
  • Fires must be reasonable supervised so as to prevent their spread.
  • Fires must not be set in windy conditions conducive to creating a running fire or a nuisance to another person.
  • If smoke from a fire causes unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment of another person’s property, the fire must be extinguished immediately.
  • The person who the permit is issued to is responsible for any or all damages as a result of burning.


Open Fires

  • No person shall light, ignite, or start or allow or cause to be lighted, ignited, or started, a fire of any kind whatsoever in the open air without first having obtained a written permit to do so from the Fire Chief.
  •  A person to whom a permit has been issued shall prevent the fire from getting beyond control or causing damage or becoming dangerous.
  •  No permit shall be required to light, ignite, or start or allow to cause to be lighted, ignited, or started, a barbecue, grill or similar device used to cook food. 
  • Nothing contained in this Section shall relieve any person from complying with the provisions of the Air Pollution Control Act of the Province of Saskatchewan and the regulations passed.


Outdoor Burning Appliances

  • The site of the burning and the receptacle must be inspected and a permit obtained from the Fire Chief.


Fire Pits

Open cooking fires shall not be set unless the following measures are taken to limit their spread:

  • Limited to a diameter of seventy-five (75) cm (29.52 in) and be ringed with brick, steel, stone, or concrete
  • The brick, steel, stone, or concrete shall be separated from grass and any other vegetation by a distance of at least forty (40) cm (15.7 in) by means of clean earth, sand, gravel or other non-combustible medium;
  • A receptacle must be covered with a heavy gauge metal screen with openings not exceeding 13 millimetrers (.5 in)
  • The cooking fire shall be located on private property, a distance of at least three (3)meters (9.8 ft) from any property line, building or other combustible structure.


Chimenea and Portable Fire Pits

  • Shall not be used on apartment balconies
  • Shall not be used indoors
  •  May be used on a noncombustible surface such as earth, concrete, stone, etc.
  • Shall be separated from grass and any other vegetation by a distance of at least (40) cm (15.7 in) by means of clean earth, sand, gravel or other noncombustible medium.
  • Shall be located on private property a distance of at least three (3) meters (9.8 ft) from any property line, building or other combustible structure.


NOTE: Submitting the permit does not mean that the permit is granted. You must have the granted permit prior to starting your backyard fire.

How to apply

You can apply for a Fire Pit Permit:

  • In person at City Hall, 1102 Fourth Street
  • in person at the Estevan Fire Station, 1101 3rd Street (M -F  8am-4:30pm)
  • By mail, 1102 Fourth Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0W7
  • By email,


There are no fees associated with this permit.


Fire Pit Permit Application

Fire Pit Permit (100 KB)

For any open flames on private properties within the City of Estevan.