The Massachusetts burning season runs from January 15 - May 1 yearly. To obtain an Open Outdoor Burning Permit, you may apply by telephone or online as follows:
In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 48, Section 13 and the provisions of 310 CMR 7.07, permission will be granted to set a fire for the purpose of disposing of brush, cane, driftwood and forestry debris on a parcel of land situated at your location.
Under all circumstances the following is also PROHIBITED by the DEP:
Someone must be with the fire until it is fully extinguished.
There must be sufficient help present, including an available water supply, such as a pressurized water pump or hose, and shovels or rakes to control the fire.
For permits obtained via telephone, the applicant must call the Fire Department each day for which the permit is valid to confirm that burning will be allowed that day.
For permits obtained online, the applicant must complete the form below for each day the applicant intends to burn.
As always, please remember to respect your surroundings and stay safe.