Burn Permits

Open burning is allowed with a permit from the Fire Department between January 15 and May 1.

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Burn Permit Application Portal

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Please follow these steps for obtaining a burn permit:

1.  Pay the permit fee:

Click here to pay Before you can apply for a burning permit you first must pay the permit fee. At the end of the online payment process you will be issued a confirmation number that you will need in order to apply for your burn permit. 

2.  Apply for your permit:

Click here to apply for a burn permit. Make sure you have your payment confirmation number ready to enter. It is important to note that your phone number will be used as a reference to your burn permit and once you create an account on the system you can use it every year to renew online. A new account is not required every season.

Burn Permit Unipay Confirmation

3.  Activate your permit on days you wish to burn:

If you have a valid permit, call (978) 615-3860 to activate your permit on the day you wish to burn.