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 January 15 to May 1, 2012. 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 began issuing open burning permits on Friday, January 6. There is no cost for the burn permit. After a successful first year of our online Burn Permit registration, we launch our second year using this new and easy way to obtain your burn permit, and keep track of it. You may obtain a permit online by clicking here.
The fire department will continue to offer the traditional walk-in registration for those that do not have computer access or simply prefer to visit the station.
For additional information on this matter, please contact:
Robert Loomer, Fire Chief