Is there a cost for a fire permit?
No, permits and advice on fires are free.
Southern Fire and Emergency New Zealand staff are happy to discuss any fire related issues with you. We can do so over the phone or we can come and see you.
How long does it take to get a fire permit?
We endeavour to issue your fire permits as promptly as possible. However during busy periods such as during a restricted season, directly after a fire ban is lifted or when the weather improves it can take up to 10 working days due to the high volume of fire permit requests.
To avoid being delayed plan ahead. Southern Fire and Emergency New Zealand staff are happy to discuss your permit needs all year round. If you organise your permit in advance you can reduce delays when you want to burn.
How do I apply for a fire permit?
If you have any questions or require a fire permit please ring Southern Fire and Emergency New Zealand on 0800 773 363 or email us.