Brush Burning Regulations
To file for a permit online visit Franklin County Burn Permits
Open burning season is January 15 - May 1.
Your permit is for BRUSH ONLY! All other materials are illegal. No leaves, grass, hay, stumps, building debris or any other materials are allowed to be burned.
All open burning must be a minimum of 75 feet from buildings or structures.
Burning will be allowed to start at 10:00am and must be extinguished by 4pm.
Any open fire must be attended at all times by permit holder.
No person shall set, maintain or increase a fire in open air at any time except by permission.
Must be 18 years or older to apply for permit and/or set, maintain or increase fire once permission has been granted by the Fire Department.
You must have an appropriate means to extinguish an open air fire completely at the end of the day or if requested by the Fire Department.
The Fire Department can refuse or cancel a permit at any time. (Example: Violation
of permit regulations, or change in weather conditions.)
Massachusetts Regulation 310 CMR: DEP 7.07 "Open Burning"
Keep your cell phone with you while burning.
IF AN EMERGENCY DEVELOPS CALL 911.