(Open Burning Permit Link Below)
Open Burning in Massachusetts is regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and enforced by the local Fire Department. Open burning season runs from Jan 15 – May 1. A valid permit obtained from the local fire department is required. The Fire Chief reserves the right to deny open burning on any day due to weather or environmental conditions.
The Fire Department will begin issuing open burning permits beginning on January 15. There is no cost for the burn permit. After a successful couple of years of our online Burn Permit registration, we continue this year using this proven and easy way to obtain your burn permit, and keep track of it.
Obtaining a Permit for Open Burning:
You can obtain your open burning permit in one of two ways:
1. Click here to obtain your permit by filling out the form online. To obtain your permit online, you will need to agree to the terms and conditions of the open burning regulations. This permit will be valid through May 1st. You will be assigned a permit number which will be required each time you activate it during the burning season.
2. We encourage you to obtain your burning permit online. However, if you are unable to obtain a permit online, you may call (508) 358-4747. A Dispatcher will then enter your information and issue you a permit number. You MUST retain this number. If you want to burn on a particular day and do not have your permit number, you will not be allowed to burn.
Daily Activation of Your Permit:
Each day you wish to burn, you must activate your permit. This can be done in one of two ways:
2. . We encourage you to activate your permit online, however if necessary, you may also contact Central Dispatch at (508) 358-4747. You MUST have your permit number. If you do not have your permit number, you will not be allowed to burn.