Frequently Asked Questions
Ashes: Allow ashes to completely cool before emptying them into a metal container with a tight-fitting lid. Keep the container outside. Winter Tips: Winter is here, If you are burning wood it is time to clean your chimney and check it regularly throughout the winter season and clean as necessary. Make sure you have a working carbon monoxide alarm and a working smoke alarm on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas. Where do I place my CO alarms?
What is CO?
Thinking of Burning? Your permits need to be renewed yearly. All 2017 permits are now expired, as it is 2018. As per By-law 84-2008, there shall be no live fire burning in Dundalk or other settlement areas except for ‘campfires’. 'Campfires' are defined as a small fire set in a fire pit or tire rim or other device designed to burn firewood for cooking or warmth and shall not exceed 1 metre (3.3 feet) in diameter.
Rural properties must obtain a burn permit from the Southgate municipal office prior to burning (except for campfires). No garbage is to be burned at anytime!
Burn Permit applications can be completed at the Township of Southgate Municipal Office and must be completed and signed by the property owner. For renters or persons working land on behalf of a property owner, written permission must be supplied by the property owner prior to obtaining a permit. For more information contact the Chief Fire Official for the Township of Southgate 519-923-2402