Open Burning Information

Open Burning
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Open Burning Permit Information

January 15th to May 1 is the approved burning season here in Massachusetts, but you must have a permit from the Fire Department before you begin burning that pile.

Open burning must be done:

  • Between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from January 15 to May 1
  • At least 75 feet from all buildings 
  • As close as possible to the source of material being burned 

When air quality is acceptable for burning. Call the MassDEP Air Quality Hotline at (800) 882-1497 or visit MassAir Online to find out if it is.