Open Burning

Residents can obtain an Open Burning Permit for property's within the District of Peachland during regular office hours from Peachland Fire Hall located at 4401 - 3rd St., Monday to Friday 8 am – 4 pm.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Fire Department at (250) 767-2841 or email:

Open Burning Season is nowOPEN in the District of Peachland

Open Burning Season Begins 5pm October 13th - View Fall 2017 News Release

Open Burning is only permitted on residential property that is 1 hectare (2 ˝ or more acres) or more in size during the burning season (generally October 15th – April 15th ) and is regulated under the Fire & Life Safety Smoke Control Bylaw 1718

Before lighting any fire, eligible property owners with a valid permit MUST call the Toll-Free Outdoor Burning Hotline 1-855-262-2876 (BURN). Both the Venting and Air quality conditions must be good in order for burning to occur within Central Okanagan fire jurisdictions. This information is also available on the Regional Districts website each day after 8 am.

Online Open Burning Survey The Regional Air Quality Program is proposing new bylaws to reduce smoke in the Okanagan, which could see further restrictions imposed on open burning. It’s looking for input from those who obtain burning permits to help shape investments in programs and alternative options that prevent local air pollution. The results from this online survey will be included in a smoke reduction strategy proposal for consideration by the Regional District of Central Okanagan. Have Your Say online and complete the survey before November 19th, 2017.

Regional District of the Central Okanagan website links:

Outdoor Burning Options Brochure

Air Quality Health Index for Central Okanagan

Best Practice Guide