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Regulations for Township of Severn Residents

The Township of Severn regulates open air burning through an “Open Air Burning Permit System”.​

Fire Ban

Township of Severn is issuing an immediate fire ban following Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry's Restricted Fire Zone Declaration. All open-air burning is prohibited in Severn to help ensure public safety and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our top priority is the health and safety of our community. This action protects residents from the risk of preventable human-caused fires and reduces inessential demands on our volunteer firefighters.

Read our media release for details.​​​​

Fire Permits

​​In response to COVID-19, Severn Fire and Emergency Services has suspended all open-air fire permits until further notice.​

Before burning of any kind please read the following brochures to determine if you require a permit.


Seasonal Permits are available from May 1st through to October 31st and can only be purchased from the Municipal Office at 1024 Hurlwood Lane, Orillia, Ontario.

Weekly permits are also available and locations are listed in the brochures.