Permits & Applications

Outdoor burning is not permitted in Burnaby without a permit. Permission may be granted by the Fire Chief for a one-time special event fire. 

Additional information:

Fees: $100 (including tax)

Send the completed permit application to [email protected] for processing, or mail directly to the Administration Office (4867 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby, BC  V5E 2S9). 

Cheque payment is preferred; any payment drop-off must be scheduled in advance through the Fire Administration Office.

For high-hazard fireworks, including rockets, serpents, shells, bomb-shells, tourbillions, maroons, large wheels, bouquets, barrages, bombardos, waterfalls and mines.

Additional information:

Fees: $100 (including tax) 

Send completed permit application to [email protected] for processing, or mail directly to the Administration Office (4867 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby, BC  V5E 2S9). 

Cheque payment is preferred; any payment drop-off must be scheduled in advance through the Fire Administration Office.

For low-hazard fireworks, including firework showers, fountains, golden rain, lawn light, pin wheel, Roman candles, volcanoes, sparklers, Christmas crackers and caps for toy guns.

Additional information:

Fees: $100 (including tax) 

Send completed permit application to [email protected] for processing, or mail directly to the Administration Office (4867 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby, BC  V5E 2S9). 

Cheque payment is preferred; any payment drop-off must be scheduled in advance through the Fire Administration Office.

For the installation or removal of any aboveground or underground storage tank.

Additional information:

Permit fees are $50.00 per tank for residential properties and $100.00 per tank for commercial properties, including tax. 

Please note: All tank removal companies must have a valid Burnaby Business Licence and must present the licence number and scheduled date of tank removal/installation when applying for a permit.

Send completed permit application to [email protected] for processing, or mail directly to the Fire Administration Office. 

Cheque or online City of Burnaby Invoice payment is preferred; any payment drop-off must be scheduled in advance through the Fire Administration Office (4867 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby, BC  V5E 2S9).

Verification Reports 

We require each applicant who is issued a permit to remove a tank to provide us with written documentation once the tank has been removed. This documentation should include:

  • Photos of the tank being removed
  • A letter stating that the tank has been removed and on what date
  • Receipts, including for the recycling or disposal of the tank and/or disposal of contaminated soil
  • Results of soil samples, if applicable 
  • Verification that the soil meets or exceeds Environment Canada guidelines

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