A permit is required to light a fire in open air within a residential area. There are areas around towns and villages where fires in open air may be banned or restricted due to Council smoke rules. To find out if you are in one of these areas click here (external link)

Further information
Fires that do not require a fire permit include:

- Gas cooker or barbeque
- Contained barbeque

Nelson/Tasman Fire and Emergency
66 Oxford Street
03 544 2441 (external link)