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Open burning shall be conducted in accordance with the following regulations:
  • Open burning season runs from January 15 to May 1st
  • Permit fees are $5 for a one day permit and $10 for a season long permit (individuals with a season long permit looking to burn on a particular day are still required to obtain a permit, at no additional cost, from the Fire Department on that day prior to burning)
  • Requires permit from the Fire Department per 527 CMR 1, s.
  • In accordance with Department of Environmental Protection regulation 310 CMR DEP 7.07
  • Only on days in which atmospheric and fire hazard conditions are suitable as determined by the Fire Department or appropriate agencies of the  Commonwealth
  •  Changing conditions may prompt cancellation of current permits on a particular day
  •  Conducted between 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  •  Shall be completely extinguished by 4:00 PM
  •  Materials suitable for burning include tree branches, brush, cane, driftwood, and forestry debris
  •  Construction material and debris, grass, hay, leaves, stumps and tires are prohibited
  •  Materials to be burned shall not be piled higher than 5 feet in height, 10 feet in width and 25 feet in length
  •  Burning may not take place within 75 feet of a structure or dwelling
  • The person authorized to conduct open air burning under this permit shall remain in attendance at all times to control the fire until it is completely extinguished.
  •  A garden hose or other suitable water supply shall be present on site where the burning is being conducted
  •  People conducting illegal burning, or who allow a fire to get out of control, may be held liable for the costs of extinguishing the fire in addition to fines or  imprisonment (M.G.L. c.148, s.13)
  • Issued permit is to be available to the Fire Department or any agency of the Commonwealth upon request for review during open burning
32 Payson Avenue
Easthampton, Massachusetts 01027
(413) 527-4200
David Mottor
Fire Chief

Main Phone Number 413-529-1400
Municipal Building 50 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027