Urban Fire Permit

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Urban Fire Form

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Please note that your application may take up to 5 working days to complete. If your application is urgent, please contact Customer Services on (07) 8850340.

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Enter the location of the fire if different from Address
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If "Other" is selected above, please specify the type of fire here
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Permit Conditions

Note: An issued permit is subject to the following conditions and applies only to the address entered above.


The lighting of open air fires in an urban fire district may be permitted, subject to the following conditions:


  • There is no prohibited fire season in place in the locality of the fire.
  • No fire, other than a traditional cooking fire, to be lit or allowed to remain alight between sunset and sunrise.
  • No fire must cause a smoke nuisance to neighbours.
  • The fire complies with all rules of the Waikato Regional Council 'Regional Plan: Air', or is permitted by an appropriate consent from the Waikato Regional Council.
  • No fire is lit or allow to remain alight when prevailing or forecast conditions of wind may cause it to spread.
  • The fire does not by reason of its size, location, risk of spread or inadequate containment constitute a danger to any person or property.
  • A minimum clearance of five metres is maintained from any building, fence, tree, hedge or other combustible material.
  • A responsible person is in attendance to supervise the fire at all times.
  • A water supply sufficient to control any spread of the fire is available.
  • All embers and ashes are totally extinguished after burning.


If you want to know more about the clean slate law, you can seek independent legal advice from a lawyer or community law centre or contact the Department of Labour helpline: 0800 20 90 20.
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