From 1 April 2010, the use of old solid fuel burners (15 years and older) in Christchurch has been banned from April to September each year.
A solid fuel burner must comply with clean air emission standards* and have had a building permit issued in the last 15 years.
* Most will be on the list of approved burners, so check there first. There are a few burners that will be compliant but have been removed from the list as it only shows burners that are currently available. To check if your burner is okay to use but not on the approved list, look for a metal tag on the back or call the manufacturer.
If your address is not on the building permit list, your burner is probably more than 15 years old or was installed without a building permit. If it is more than 15 years old, it must not be used from April 1 to September 30 each year. If it was installed without a building permit, it must not be used at all.
Please enter your address in the box below and click on the 'Look up this Address' button to find out if you can still use your burner between 1 April and 30 September.
The list you are about to search is based on building consent data held by Christchurch City Council and simply records that a building consent to install a solid fuel burner was issued for your address. You cannot have your address removed from the list but you can contact Environment Canterbury if you have removed your burner or replaced it and you would like us to update our customer service records.
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