Fire Permits and Restrictions
Before lighting any fires check if there is a fire ban or restriction in place.
- During a fire ban you are not allowed to light fires or burn outside
- During a restricted fire season, you must apply for a permit. Even with a permit the rules still apply
- To find out if there is a fire restriction or ban in place, go to www.checkitsalright.nz or phone the Fire Information Team on 0800 658 628
- Apply online for a permit in the Far North, Whangārei and Kaipara districts, at www.checkitsalright.nz
Northland Regional Council does not issue fire permits – go to www.checkitsalright.nz to apply for a permit.
More information about air quality rules
Our Regional Air Quality Plan says what you can and what you can’t burn, what needs a resource consent and what is prohibited.
Those found breaching regional rules may face enforcement action and this can include being issued with an instant fine of up to $1,000.