Register Online To Obtain a Open Burning Permit
Effective January 15, 2023: All residents wishing to obtain an outdoor/open air-burning permit or agricultural permit must apply online from the Town's website.
There is no fee for a burning permit. Once the applicant has registered and digitally signed their understanding of the rules and regulations, a permit will be automatically approved and given a permit number. The permit must be printed and kept on site. The permit number is valid for the entire burning season.
Open Burning season is from January 15 to May 1 and must be conducted between 10 am and 4 pm. Once you have completed the online permit registration you would then call Dispatch at 978-454-2113 on the day you wish to burn to obtain permission. Please have your Open Burning Permit number handy when you call as you will provide the permit number and address of the open fire to Dispatch. Please follow all of the rules when burning for everyone's safety!
Access instructions to register online.
Once you visit the registration website, click on the Fire Department (red logo) then "SELECT" OPEN BURNING PERMIT, towards the bottom of the page click on "SIGN UP". This is where you will set up your profile. Follow the prompts. When that is complete you will then click on the "APPLY ONLINE" button for an OPEN BURNING PERMIT and again, follow the prompts. At the end of this process, you will be able to print and view your permit. Please note the Permit Number and keep it handy for when you need to call Dispatch.
Please Read! Safety Tips for Open Burning Season (PDF)
Visit the registration website to create a profile and then make a permit request and pay for an inspection online. You will be contacted via phone to schedule the inspection.
Smoke & CO Inspections Only
If you wish to request a permit and pay by credit card you may utilize our online permit request. You would need to set up your profile in the online system and then request and pay for a permit. You only need to set up your profile one time and you can request as many inspections as necessary going forward.
To set up your profile and to request and pay for a permit online, click the link above then click on the Fire Department (red logo) then "SELECT" Certificate of Compliance, then towards the bottom of the page click on "SIGN UP". This is where you will set up your profile. Follow the prompts. When that is complete you will then click on the "APPLY ONLINE" button and again, follow the prompts. You will receive a phone call to schedule your inspection.
There is a convenience fee of approximately 2.5% added to your total charge.
View the Smoke and C.O. Checklist (PDF).