Fire Permit

Open air fires can easily get out of control and are potentially very dangerous.

They can put people's lives, buildings, homes, livestock and crops at risk, if they are not carried out carefully and responsibly.

The Hurunui District Council is responsible, as the Rural Fire Authority for the district, for ensuring any such danger is minimised. 

We do this by requiring you to apply for a Fire Permit when there is a high danger risk and providing advice on how to carry out a safer burn in these conditions.

A Fire Permit is a legal document authorising a person to light a fire, under the conditions set out in that Permit. It does not remove your responsibility to conduct a safe burn.

Anyone wanting to burn outside in the open air during a "Restricted Fire Season" or a "Prohibited Fire Season" must have one.

About your Fire Permit

Click here to find out who to contact for a Fire Permit.

The Hurunui District Council Rural Fire Authority covers all of the Hurunui District except for;