Open burning is allowed from January 15th through May 1st and is regulated by MA DEP (Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection)
There are no exceptions
A Decision to allow burning will be decided on a day-to-day basis each morning depending on several factors including wind, periods of dry weather and other atmospheric conditions.
A pre-recorded message will be available on the Burn Permit Line and on the WFD web page.
The following Regulations must be strictly adhered to:
Call the Burn Permit Line at 781-329-6904 each day you wish to burn and leave a message. Please do not call the fire station or dispatch.
Burning must be done between 10:00 am and be completely out by 4:00 pm.
Burning must be brush only, generated on residential land listed on this permit.
Burning for commercial or land clearing purposes is prohibited.
Fire must be 75 feet from all structures whether they are on your property or your neighbor's. This includes sheds and other out-buildings.
Fires must be attended at all times.
Water, shovels, rakes or other equipment must be on hand to control the fire at all times.
Open burning is allowed between January 15th and May 1st inclusive.
The following conditions are strictly prohibited:
Burning without first calling every day you intend to burn.
Burning on dry, windy days or during periods of dry weather.
Burning grass, rubbish, hay, leaves, tires, or building materials.
Burning on commercial, business or industrial land or in connection with land clearing.
Violation of any part of these regulations will result in immediate revocation of this permit and a potential fine of up to $50.