Basic safety practices include always using a fireplace screen and storing combustible material far from the fireplace.
Under the Ontario Fire Code, homeowners are responsible for ensuring their fireplaces are safe and in good repair. Inspect your fireplace regularly, and have a Wood Energy Technical Training (WETT) certified technician conduct an annual inspection and cleaning. Professionals have the tools and expertise to conduct thorough inspections. To book a WETT inspection please contact Sarah Karabin at 705-484-5374 ext. 253.
New fireplace/woodstove installations
A building permit is required for all new fireplace and woodstove installations. An inspector from the Building department will need to inspect your fireplace or woodstove. If you have any questions regarding the building permit, please contact Charlotte Clarke at 705-484-5374 ext. 234.