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Municipal By-Laws

Outdoor fires

Fire pit

Outdoor and open fires are allowed in Châteauguay subject to strict regulations which differ depending on the type of fire.

Regulatory requirements


Outdoor fires are allowed provided that they are lit and kept going in a fireplace complying with standards.  For more information, please visit Outdoor fireplaces, ovens, barbecues and fixed cooking appliances.


Any fire that burns freely or that may spread freely is considered to be an open fire. This type of fire is prohibited in Châteauguay unless a permit for this purpose is obtained in advance.


Fires are prohibited between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.


Only burn dry wood, paper and cardboard.  You are not allowed to burn waste, garbage, plants and other debris.


It is prohibited to emit dense smoke (compact and thick), soot, embers and sparks. Avoid starting a fire on windy days.

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