Fire Permits

Fire Permits are required from April 1st – October 31st each year as regulated by the Open Air Burning By-Law 2022-45.

The annual fee is $20 for the season.  The Fire Permit Application is available online at the links provided on this page or at the Municipal Office.

Please ensure that you include a copy of the required documents and fees when you submit your application.  The Fire Permit is only valid when:

  • the office receives your payment and
  •  the Township of Plummer Additional issues you a valid permit number
Ministry of Natural Resources Fire Rates

Individuals can be charged if a forest fire is found to be Human Caused – rates for water bombers can be as high as $5,000 per hour

Please Burn Responsibly

Once you have completed and submitted your application, and the Township has received payment, you will be issued a valid Permit Number. 

Please click on Fire Permit Online Form Options to access application form options.


  • MAIL:  Cheques (made out to Township of Plummer Additional) can be mailed to:
Township of Plummer Additional
38 Railway Crescent, RR #2
Bruce Mines, ON  P0R 1C0

  • DROP BOX:  Make a payment by cheque using our 24-hour mail slot. The mail slot is located in the front door of the Municipal Office.

In a sealed envelope, include your payment, completed application and relevant documentation to ensure payment is applied to the correct account.

  • IN-PERSON:  In-person payments can be made at the Municipal Office. The office is open to the public:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The office is open on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but is closed to the public.

  • E-TRANSFER (these funds will auto-deposit – no password is necessary):

Using your banking institution’s Interac e-Transfer tool, RATEPAYERS may set up the following:

  • Contact’s Name: Township of Plummer Additional
  • Notify by: email
  • Contact’s Email Address:
  • Notification Language: English
  • “Add Contact”
  • When you send money by e-transfer, you MUST use the message box to provide the reason for the payment (i.e. Dog Tags; Fire Permit; Pre-Consult Fee; Building Permit)

  • NEW:  OPTIONPAY (VISA/MasterCard Credit and Debit Card Option)

OptionPay: Introduction to Residents

The Township of Plummer Additional is pleased to announce that it will now accept payment by VISA or MasterCard Credit or Debit card for select municipal bills and services through OptionPay, our third-party payment processor.  ONLY VISA or MasterCard Credit and Debit cards are accepted as payment options using OptionPay.

Please note that a nominal transaction fee is applied to Credit VISA/Mastercard and Debit VISA/Mastercard payments. All processing fees are charged by OptionPay and are not received by the Municipality. Processing fee amounts are determined based on the value of the transaction.

Utilizing OptionPay enables our Municipality to keep our overall payment acceptance processing costs down yet provide for individual residents to utilize their credit/debit card for payment of municipal bills and services.

Currently the following bill types for our Municipality can be paid through OptionPay:

  • Accounts Receivable (invoice)
  • Development
  • Licences
  • Permits
  • Property Taxes
  • Hall/Sport Court/Recreation Rentals
  • Cemetery

All payments will be received by the Municipality within 48 business hours, so please be sure to allow for this processing time when making your payment. Also ensure to know your daily and/or transaction processing limit when making credit card payments.

Credit card Rewards are earned on entire purchase, including fees.

For optimal performance, please use Google Chrome or Firefox web browser when accessing OptionPay.

OptionPay Payment Links

  • Click on the following button:

OptionPay Link Button


  • Scan the QR code below using your smart phone:

Scan Code for OptionPay


During a FIRE BAN, all fires, burns, including fireworks are prohibited.

It is the Landowner’s responsibility to be aware of when a Fire Ban has been imposed. Check online at SooToday or the Bruce Mines Fire Department Facebook page

or check media outlets such as radio stations Q104.3 or 100.5 for current information.

*If there is an active Fire Ban in Bruce Mines, there is also a Fire Ban in Plummer Township.*