Permits are required by the City of Weyburn for various activities such as conducting an open fire, working on fire protection equipment, having a fire pit in a yard and for special fire prevention safety inspections.
Fire Pit Permits (FCP)
- A Fire Code Permit is NON-TRANSFERABLE. The permit is only valid for the person(s) named on the permit, at the address printed on the permit (no exceptions).
- The permit is valid for an outdoor fire place/fire pit, for cooking purposes only.
- The permit authorizes the burning of charcoal, briquettes or wood only (no exceptions).
The Fire Place/Fire Pit
- Shall be enclosed and constructed of an non-combustible material, or be a commercially built product (i.e. old washing machine insert);
- Shall be enclosed with a screen or grate to contain sparks;
- Shall have a surface or cooking area not exceeding 3,800 square centimeters (589 square inches) i.e. 2″ by 2″ or 24″ in diameter;
- Shall be located a minimum of 3 meters (10 feet) from any building, property line and/or combustible material;
- Shall be extinguished without delay should anyone complain; and
- May be inspected by the Weyburn Fire Department at any time.
A FCP is valid until revoked under the authority of the City of Weyburn Fire Prevention Bylaw 97 – 1957 Section V.1.6 (B), unless specifically written to the contrary on the permit. All FCPs issued since Aug. 23, 1993, are valid, unless revoked. FCPs are available at no charge to non-profit organizations for special occasions.
FCPs can be obtained for $10.50 at City Hall during hours of operation ONLY (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed on statutory holidays). Fillable Form can also be found here.
You MUST retain your copy of the FCP and be prepared to show it to police and/or fire fighters when requested to do so.