May 23rd 2023 - Thanks to the recent substantial moisture, local resources returning from Provincial deployments and a reduction in the fire risk to the County, the Fire Ban has been lifted in all of Mountain View County effective immediately.
With that being said, the public is still urged to exercise extreme caution while burning and use precautionary measures such as screens and spark arrestors on burning barrels, cultivate areas surrounding controlled burns and have a supply of water readily available at all times.
Please note, that area located within the Forest Protection Area remains in a Fire Ban state and is regulated by the Province of Alberta. Details on their bans and restrictions can be found at: https://www.albertafirebans.ca/
Fire Permits are required year-round and can be obtained on the Mountain View County website at www.mountainviewcounty.com, or by contacting the Mountain View County office at 403-335-3311.
NOTE: this is an application for a Fire Permit ONLY.
When an application is successfully submitted a response page will pop up with your permit number (eg: 2022 - 000001). This number is what you need to conduct your burn, so record or screen shot the issued number from the application response page and keep that number with you at all times. Once you have this number recorded you do not need any other documentation and can proceed with your planned burn.
If there are any issues with a permit application, the County office will contact the applicant through the contact information provided in the permit application.
Please note fire permits are required year-round
It is the responsibility of the applicant to:
- Be familiar with and abide by the requirements of the Forest and Prairie Protection Act, the regulations there under and Mountain View County Fire Bylaw No. 10/22.
- Obtain permits for the west portion of Mountain View County that fall within the Forest Protection Area from the Province of Alberta through a Provincial Forest Office.
Local Fire Department Non-Emergency Contact Information
- Carstairs: 403-968-5083
- Cremona/Water Valley: 403-870-4223
- Didsbury: 403-335-3222
- Olds: 403-507-4850
- Sundre: 403-638-4044