Can I light a fire?
Fire restrictions and permits are managed by Fire and Emergency New Zealand NOT the regional council.
To find out if you can light a fire, or if there are fire restrictions in your area you will need to visit the following websites:
Check & Apply - www.firepermit.nz - You will need to use the online form to see if there are restrictions in your area, or if you'll need a permit.
- 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
Northland Regional Council does not issue fire permits – go to www.firepermit.nz to apply for a permit.
More information about air quality rules
Our Proposed Regional Plan for Northland 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.