Note: The Restricted Fire Season begins 1 October until further notified. This means you need a fire permit to burn any open air fires in the region. Click here to view the public notice.
Who manages rural fire?
This provides services for Western Bay of Plenty District Council, rural areas of Tauranga City Council, Department of Conservation, and Department of Internal Affairs (in respect of Mayor and Motiti islands).
Services include fire planning, permit issue, rural fire management and control, and a variety of legislative requirements established by the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017.
Lighting a Fire?
Please be aware - when selecting a District from the dropdown menu "Pumicelands" refers to Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty. Select this link to find out about burning fires in your backyard.
What conditions are imposed
Are there any costs involved in getting a Fire Permit?
How are fire seasons set and notified?
Reporting a fire in the rural area?