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Note:  We are experiencing some difficulties with the payment option for the on-line burn permits.  Once you create your burn permit on-line, please visit either the Grafton Municipal office located at 10836 County Road 2 or the Roseneath Emergency Facility located at 9160 County Road 45 to make your payment to validate your burn permit.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and we hope to have the problem fixed as soon as possible.


The Township of Alnwick/Haldimand requires burn permits for open-air fires under the Open Air Burning By-law.


Apply for a burn permit

If you are a property owner, you can apply for a burn permit. Tenants need to contact a landlord for permission for a burn permit. You can get your burn permit either:

  • Online paying with a credit card
  • Visit the Fire Administration Office located at 9160 County Road 45, Roseneath

Standard Burn Permit  $30.00

  • Shall not permit more than 3m x 3m x 1m (10' x 10' x 4') of material to be burned at any one time for property that meets the required setback.
  • Must be a minimum of 15 metres (50') from any structure.  Rural residents must be 100 metres (330') from any structure to burn brush piles.
  • The material to be burned shall be limited to wood or by-products of wood.
  • Please see By-Law #113-2016 for all terms and conditions.

Campground Permit  $60.00

  • Only one permit is required for a Municipally Licensed Campground establishment.
  • Fires must be in a Approved Device, be contained to prevent the spreading of fire.
  • The material to be burned shall be limited to wood or by-products of wood.
  • Please see By-Law #113-2016 for all terms and conditions.

Special Burn Permit  $60.00

  • Special permits may be issued for larger fires by the Fire Chief based on a plan approved by the Fire Chief.
  • Please see By-Law #113-2016 for all terms and conditions.




The Township of Alnwick/Haldimand has three district area Volunteer Fire Stations to provide fire protection services to the residents and visitors of the municipality.  The Stations are located in Grafton, Centreton and Roseneath.

The Alnwick/Haldimand Fire Rescue also provide Fire Protection Services to Alderville First Nation under the provisions of a mutually signed Agreement between the Band Council of Alderville First Nation and the Council of the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand.

Mutual Aid Services are also provided by the Volunteer Fire Departments when required.  Mutual Aid Services permits Alnwick/Haldimand Fire Rescue to provide assistance to or to obtain assistance from another participating municipality.


  • Mark Diminie, Fire Chief
  • Office - 905-352-1142
  • Allan Sheppard
  • Deputy Fire Chief
  • Robert Gourd
  • Deputy Fire Chief
  • Rick Nelson
  • District Chief, Station #1 (Grafton)
  • Eldon Taylor
  • District Chief, Station #3 (Roseneath)
  • Tanis Zwegers
  • Fire Prevention


Mailing Address:

Alnwick/Haldimand Fire Rescue
PO Box 70,
9160 County Road 45, Roseneath, ON  K0K 2X0


Municipal Fire Office Hours:

Winter Hours:
Monday to Thursday 7:00 AM  to  3:15 PM

Summer Hours:
Monday to Thursday 7:00 AM  to  4:15 PM

Please Note:  Winter Hours Are Now In Effect.


Individual Station Contact Information:

Station #1
434 Edwardson Road,
Grafton, ON  K0K 2G0
Tel:   905-349-3496       Fax:  905-349-3434

Station #2
2267 County Road #23
Grafton, ON  K0K 2G0
Tel:    905-349-2542       Fax:   905-349-3840

Station #3
9160 County Road #45
Roseneath, ON  K0K 2X0
Tel:    905-352-1142       Fax:   905-352-2544


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Burning Permit Required Warning Sign

Wood pile burning in a controlled fashion

Burning Permits



Any person setting an open-air fire in the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand shall be responsible for any damage to property or injury to persons occasioned by the said open air fire, and; be liable for all costs incurred by the Fire Department of the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand, including the costs of all personnel, equipment and apparatus responding to extinguish the said open-air fire.

In addition to the costs above, a fine will be levied to the person responsible up to $5,000.00 under the Provincial Offenses Act, (Ontario).

Any person who is planning a controlled fire must have a current burn permit as required by By-Law #113-2016.




Accessibility & Special Needs
During an Emergency


The Alnwick/Haldimand Fire Rescue maintains a confidential list of people who have special accessibility needs.  During an emergency, responders can access the list to determine if they need to take actions to assist those people.

Citizens in need of this service are encouraged to obtain a form and register with the municipality.  Forms are available here.


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Municipal Office, 10836 Cty. Rd. 2, PO Box 70 Grafton ON K0K 2G0 Tele: 905-349-2822 Fax: 905-349-3259

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