You can apply online for a burn permit, or visit the Township of Hamilton Municipal Office.

The Township of Hamilton permits open air burning in accordance with our Open Air Burn By-Law.

Burning Restrictions

Day time burning is restricted within Hamilton Township:

  • April 1 to October 31
  • Between 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Includes burn barrels, enclosed devices, open fire pits

Township of Hamilton uses the wildland fire danger rating system to inform residents and visitors to the potential risk of forest fires. The system indicates the ease in which a fire can ignite and the difficulty of controlling the fire.

Leaf and Yard Waste

County of Northumberland offers free leaf and yard waste pick up from April to December. For information view the Northumberland County waste and recycling calendar, or call 1-866-293-8379

Do I Need a Burn Permit?

Open air fires require a burn permit visit our frequently asked questions for more information.