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 Current Risk Level

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The Mississippi Mills Fire Department reminds all residents that they must have an active 2024 burn permit before any type of burning, including; campfires, burn barrels, chimeneas and brush piles.  No burning is permitted between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from April 1st to October 31st.

Open-Air Fire Bylaw 17-35 prohibits burning within the Development Boundaries of the Ward of Almonte and the Village of Pakenham.  The automated burn permit system will not issue a permit to those who reside in the Development Boundaries.

Eligible residents may obtain a FREE Burn Permit electronically by going online at, or by contacting the Fire Department and the Municipal Office during business hours.  Residents are required to obtain a single permit that is active for one calendar year. 

Permit holders must call to activate their Burn Permit before each burn activity.  Permit activation must be completed by calling the Burn Permit Line at 613-706-4004.

If you are having difficulty activating your permit, ensure your Permit is valid for 2024.

Enforcement actions may be taken against anyone who burns in violation of the By-law.

For more information, please call the Mississippi Mills Fire Department at 613-256-2064 ext. 703 or email