Before you start
If you are planning on including an open-flame apparatus in your yard, such as a fire pit, outdoor fireplace, chimney or chimenea, it's important to know the rules, for your safety and enjoyment, as well as your neighbours'.
A fire containing device on private or public property in Medicine Hat must be approved by the Medicine Hat Fire Service or it is not allowed.
Required: Permit for Fire Containing Device from Medicine Hat Fire Service (see How to apply for a permit, below).
Not required: Development Permit or Building Permit.
If you are not the owner of the property where you wish to install a fire pit or other fire-containing device, then you must get the owner's consent to apply for a permit. Obtain a written letter from the property owner expressing their consent for a fire-containing device and include the property address, date, your name, their name and their signature.
Include this letter of consent with your application.