Fire Management in Marlborough

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Fire Management in Marlborough

  • Date 8:00 AM Sunday 1 July 2018
  • Type Fire

On 1 July 2018, Fire and Emergency New Zealand became responsible for all fire management.

What does this mean for you?

Fire permits

Fire permits are no longer administered by Marlborough District Council.

  • To check the current fire season status; or
  • To see if you need a fire permit; or
  • To apply for a fire permit

Go to Check it's alright to light on the Fire and Emergency New Zealand website

To contact Fire and Emergency New Zealand about a fire permit, Ph: 0800 658 628.

Vegetation fire hazards

If there's a property in your neighbourhood that you believe is a fire risk, you can let Fire and Emergency New Zealand know about your concern by completing an online form or calling 0800 336 942.

Report a fire risk using Fire and Emergency's overgrown section form

Please note that Fire and Emergency is only able to take action to deal with genuine fire hazards, and not where the property is just unsightly or presents a health hazard. Concerns about a property presenting a health hazard should be directed to Council, Ph 03 520 7400.

Burning in the Blenheim Airshed

Under the Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan, which Council is required to enforce, you cannot have an open-air fire within the Blenheim Airshed, even if you have a fire permit issued by Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

Are you in the Blenheim Airshed?

If you're unsure if you're in the Blenheim airshed, it's important to check before you light a fire outdoors. To check, type your address in the Blenheim Airshed Smart Map.

Check if you are in the Blenheim Airshed