Burn Permits, Fire Pits and Fireworks

Burn Permits

Any burning outside an approved fire pit requires a burn (fire) permit. 

Any person wishing to obtain a fire permit must apply to the Fire Department via phone and email:

Fire Permit applications may require an inspection of the area before approval.

Failure to comply with these regulations may result in charges or a fine.

Any residents living in Foothills County must apply for a burn permit on their website.

Fire Pits

Burn permits are required except when using acceptable outdoor fire pits. Acceptable fire pits meet the following criteria:

  • must only be used for recreational fires;
  • must maintain a minimum 3 metre separation from buildings, property lines and combustible material;
  • must be enclosed with sides made from bricks, concrete blocks, heavy gauge metal or other non-combustible material accepted by the Fire Chief;
  • must be equipped with a screen cover sufficient to contain and reduce airborne sparks;
  • must not exceed a height of 0.6 metres when measured from the lowest point of the surrounding grade to the top of the pit opening; and,
  • must not have an opening exceeding a width, length or diameter of 1 metre.


Launching of private fireworks is strictly prohibited in the Town of Diamond Valley except by permit.  Contact the Fire Department to apply for a permit.