Beaver County COVID-19 Update

Beaver County COVID-19 Update

BESC is aware of the recent spike in cases of Covid in the Beaver County region. We strongly recommend calm in riding out this elevation of the numbers, as the Province of Alberta is also experiencing a similar situation.

We are monitoring the situation closely and listening to our partner municipalities and Directors of Emergency Management in the region. The overwhelming message is to follow current Alberta Health Services guidelines, practice physical distancing and when appropriate wear a mask. Masks are available at Tim Hortons, A&W, McDonalds and other AHS designated locations including retail outlets. It would be helpful to call first and reserve your order.

Alberta Health Services has assured us that all the cases, both the ones in the past, and now the most recent ones, are from known sources, and everyone involved is cooperating with Alberta Health Services to prevent further spread.  The general population in the Beaver County Region is at low risk.

This increase was anticipated and shows the conditions that existed up to about a week ago, although heading into the upcoming long weekend it is important that we stay vigilant to reduce the cases and protect the vulnerable. Together we can mitigate this temporary outbreak. Please follow the Covid Links on our website at or for further information call our office 780-336-3041


Application for a Permit to Construct a Burning Device

NOTE: this is an application to construct an approved fire pit or burning device ONLY. You will receive an email advising if your permit has been approved or denied. If your permit has been approved, you will receive an electronic copy of the actual Permit, which you must print out and have available to present to enforcement agencies upon request. Do not begin construction until you have received the electronic Permit.


It is the responsibility of the applicant to be familiar with and abide by the requirements of the Bylaw No. 4-2013. (click to open Bylaw, requires Adobe PDF Reader)

If you have any comments or questions regarding this permit application, please call (780) 336-3041

Please Note: If you use AOL, you will not be able to use this application system. Due to AOL's email policies, approved permits might not get through to the intended recipient.

To obtain a permit to construct a fire pit or approved burning device, please fill out the following:

* Required Fields

Legal Land Description

Enter your legal land description. If you are unsure about your legal description, please enter N/A into the fields below.

No person shall construct, erect, locate or use an approved device or fire pit until a permit has been obtained from the Fire Chief, or designated Beaver Emergency Services Commission representative. To have existing pit inspected contact your local fire department for assistance.

Approved Device or Fire Pit is to be used only for the purpose of recreational and/or cooking food. Materials to be burned is restricted to "clean" wood (no treated wood). No paper, leaves or garbage shall be burned in the device.

APPROVED DEVICE – A device or appliance specifically made for the purpose of containing a fire which shows a proper approval label from the Underwriters Laboratory of Canada, or other approving agency, and/or approved by the Fire Chief. In all cases the device or appliance shall meet the requirements of all legislation, codes and regulations pertaining to such devices or appliances.

FIRE PIT – A non-commercial appliance or device used specifically for the purpose of burning combustible materials. See Appendix.

PENALTY - Any person who contravenes Section 22 of the Beaver Emergency Services Commission Bylaw No. 4-2013 shall be deemed guilty and subject to fines of not less than five hundred ($500.00) dollars and not more than five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars.

The Permittee agrees to indemnify and save harmless Beaver Emergency Services Commission from all liability arising out of the operations authorized by this permit.

I have read and accept the conditions above and regulations in Bylaw No. 4-2013, accepting full responsibility.

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