Residents who wish to burn an open fire in the county between March 1 and October 31 must obtain a free fire permit from a fire guardian.
The permit gives authority to the permit holder to set a fire according to regulations, terms and conditions described on the permit. The permit does not relieve the permit holder of his or her responsibility of keeping the fire under control. If the county is required to extinguish a fire, the costs may be charged to the owner or occupier of the land. In the case of non-payment, these costs can be charged against the land as taxes owing.
As per Leduc County's Fire Services bylaw, open fires are not permitted in hamlets (Buford, Kavanagh, Looma, Rolly View, Sunnybrook and New Sarepta), localities (Glen Park, Michigan Center, St. Francis and Telfordville) or subdivisions.
A permit is not required when a fire is being used for the purpose of cooking or warmth in approved fire pits, or when the fire is contained in a burn barrel covered with wire mesh and with a fire guard cleared around the barrel.
Permit holders are required to abide by all fire bans and restrictions issued for Leduc County.