Environment Canterbury

Solid Fuel Burners

Thousands of wood burners in homes around Canterbury will become non-compliant by the end of 2027. Search for your address below to check when your burner is due to expire.

If our details are incorrect or you no longer use your wood burner, use the ‘Contact us about this burner’ button to provide updated information. The ‘Contact us’ button will only show up after you’ve searched for your address.



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The Solid Fuel Burner Database

The purpose of the Canterbury Air Regional Plan is to improve air quality in our region. To help achieve this, we are encouraging cleaner forms of heating in Clean Air Zones.

Check here for the rules relating to home heating where you live. Open fires and older style burners can no longer be used in some areas. Low emission burners are also being phased out in some areas and can no longer be used be used from 15-20 years after installation.

A small number of pellet burners have been issued with a resource consent, and can be operated it until this consent expires. If you are unsure if this is applies to you, or want to find out more, please call us on 0800 324 636.

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Trouble finding your address

If your address search fails to come up with any results, grab a copy of your rates demand from your local council and find the Legal Description of your property. Type the 'Legal Description' into the address search box instead of your postal address to search the Solid Burner Register.

Other options to try.

  • If your address format is not just a number, (for example 10 Flat 1 Random Street) try using the other possible options like 10a 10/1.
  • Alternatively try searching using just the street number, for example 10 Random Street.

Why is this happening?

Unfortunately there is no addressing standard in New Zealand that is linked directly to land parcels and valuations of those land parcels. These records are held under different separate databases and local authorities. We strive to maintain the best match possible, but this match is not 100% of all parcels / addresses in Canterbury.


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If any of these details are incorrect or you wish to provide more detail please call our Advisory Team on 0800 324 636 or contact us

A burner statement is a summary of information Environment Canterbury holds on its Solid Burner Database about burner installation and use.