Fireworks of any type are not permitted to be set off in the City without a permit. One of the requirements for a permit is that a licensed Display Technician be responsible for the firing of the fireworks. For more information, or to acquire a permit, contact Fire Prevention at or (506) 460-2020

Wood Burning Outdoor Fireplace Permit

Wood burning outdoor fireplaces come with an obvious degree of risk, and therefore require a special permit. Before purchasing one of these appliances, consult the information below to understand the requirements. 

Application can be made by using the form below. A member of the Fire Department will contact the applicant, when resources permit, to facilitate the permit process. Permits are valid until the outdoor fireplace is replaced, moved to another location on the property, the applicant no longer lives at the address, or the permit is revoked. Permits are not transferrable and may be revoked if the permit holder does not abide by the terms and conditions.

Note: Permits are not required for propane and natural gas fuelled appliances and fireplaces.  Users must follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and maintain clearances.

Note: Permits are granted to property owners or tenants with the property owner's permission. 

Note: People residing outside Fredericton City limits do not require a permit from the City of Fredericton. In those areas, residents must follow the provincial rules on the Forest Fire Watch (GNB) webpage.

Observe the cautions below

An approved incinerator is a non-combustible container covered with one-quarter inch (6mm) steel wire mesh. This container shall be located at least ten feet (3m) from any combustible material.

This clearance requirement includes outdoor fireplaces unless they are approved for a lesser clearance by a recognized testing agency such as CSA, ULC or Warnock Hersey. Such appliances will have a plate affixed to the unit, or a user's manual, which specifies clearance requirements. Only dry, seasoned wood may be burned in the incinerator.

  • To ensure burning conditions are acceptable, call 1-866-458-8080 to check DNR regulations, which the City follows with respect to whether burning is permitted.
  • The Fire Department reserves the right to inspect all barrels/fire pits/outdoor fireplaces prior to a permit being issued.
  • No material such as oil, rubber tires, styrofoam, chemicals, asphalt shingles, leaves, plastics, glue, thinners, etc. may be used as a starter for burning.
  • Complaints received by the Fire Department regarding excess smoke may result in a demand that you extinguish the fire.
  • The permit holder must completely extinguish any smouldering fire after burning is done.

Apply for an Outdoor Fireplace Permit