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Yes, outdoor fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, barbecue pits or portable fire receptacles can be used year round, as long as there is no fire ban in effect that prohibits their use. As long as your fire pit, outdoor fireplace, barbecue pit or portable fire receptacle meet the guidelines outlined in the Fire Services Bylaw, you don’t need a permit. You may use your fire pit to burn clean, dry, untreated wood or charcoal, but not yard waste. You are required to have a means of extinguishing the fire on hand at all times while it is burning. A garden hose and water are sufficient. Download the fire pit brochure for more details and specifications for an acceptable fire pit.