Springwater Township / February 1, 2016 – Springwater continues to improve its suite of digital service options with the introduction of online Recreational Burn Permits. Also new this year is a fee for all Burn Permits.
Effective February 1, 2016, Recreational Burn Permits cost $15 per calendar year, regardless of the number of fires held. Open Air Burn Permits will continue to be $15, as in previous years.
The new online feature enables residents to log onto their computer and quickly, securely and conveniently apply and pay for a Recreational Burn Permit from the comfort of their own home. The launch of online Burn Permits follows the introduction of online recreation program registration and payment and the live streaming of all regular Council Meetings.
“We are always looking for ways to improve our operations,” says Fire Chief Tony Van Dam. “By offering our Recreational Burn Permits online, we have made it easier and more convenient for our residents to access them.”
To register for a Recreational Burn Permit online, residents should visit www.springwater.ca/burnpermit to fill out the digital application form and payment information. Upon approval a Burn Permit will be sent to the email address provided within two (2) business days.
Anyone wishing to obtain a Recreational Burn Permit in person can still do so during regular business hours at the Township Administration Centre, 2231 Nursery Road (via cash, cheque, debit or credit); the Minesing Fire Station, 2303 Ronald Road (via cash or cheque) or at any of the three Springwater Library Branches (via cash or cheque).
Accessible formats of documents are available upon request. Please contact the Clerk’s Office.