If you have just installed a solid burning appliance (indoor fireplace), it is strongly recommended that you have it inspected by a professional. Moreover, it must be approved by the Standards Council of Canada and bear a seal certifying that it complies with the manufacturing standards.
It is prohibited to burn garbage, scraps or recyclable materials in an indoor fireplace. Only dry wood, ecological logs and other products designed and specifically intended for heating, as indicated in the manufacturer's guide, may be used in an indoor fireplace.
You can build a fire in an outdoor fireplace. However, you have to apply for a permit from the Division de l'urbanisme in the service centre in your sector. Your permit will only be issued if you meet the applicable conditions and requirements.
An outdoor fireplace must be fireproof, solidly anchored into the ground, equipped with a grill and a lid to prevent sparks from escaping, and stand on a fireproof base. This base must extend more than one metre beyond the perimeter of the fireplace and must comply with the Ville de Gatineau zoning by-law.
It is prohibited to burn garbage, scraps or recyclable materials in an outdoor fireplace. Only dry wood and dry wood products, coal, briquettes and other products designed and recognized as specifically intended for heating purposes may be used in an outdoor fireplace.
Permits cost $45.