To Obtain an Open Burn Permit
All requests must be made by calling the Fire Chief at 413-634-5470 before 7:00 PM the day before you want the permit for. If there is no answer, leave a message containing your telephone number. You will receive a return call before 9 AM the next day.
See Burning Regulations below for additional rules that must be followed and when open burning is allowed by the Department of Environmental Protection.
Burning without a permit will result in:
Open burning rules and guidance offered by the Massachusetts Departments of Fire Services and Environmental Protection can be found by clicking here.
The open burning regulations are contained in Massachusetts DEP Regulation 310 CMR 7.07 "Open Burning".
In summary, open burning may only be done as follows: