Burn Permits

As a reminder, a permit is required for open burning. The Fire Station remains closed to the public, but permits can be obtained ONLINE HERE. (Please note: the department reserves the right to inspect any permit.)

Daily fire weather/fire danger information can be obtained HERE

General Burn Permit Rules

  • Anyone who wishes to burn clean, ordinary combustibles such as leaves, brush or untreated lumber, or have a camp or cooking fire MUST have written permission from the landowner AND a fire permit.
  • Permittee must be at least 18 years old
  • Brush and wood must not exceed 5 inches in diameter. No household waste, treated wood or composite materials may be burned.
  • A category I fire must be at least 25’ from structures and category II or greater fire must be at least 50’ from structures.
  • Burning is NOT permitted during daytime hours, between 9am – 5pm (unless it is actively raining).
  • You must have written landowner approval to receive a fire permit or furnish proof that you are the legal landowner.
  • The NH Department of Environmental Services has regulations that must be followed regarding the testing and abatement of asbestos prior to demolition. Only clean, untreated/unpainted and non-contaminated wood may be burned.
  • Permittee must have sufficient water, tools and personnel necessary to control and completely extinguish the fire. A buried fire is NOT an extinguished fire.
  • Using tires or tubes to start a fire is a direct violation of the NH DES Air Resources Division rules and regulations.

 

Fireworks Permit DEADLINE APPROACHING

If you are planning on having a fireworks display for the Fourth of July holiday, you need to complete an Application for Fireworks Permit within the next few days.  Town Ordinance 10-03 requires a Fireworks Permit be issued by the Fire Department prior to the display of the fireworks and the FD needs 15 days to process the application.  Applications may be picked up at the fire department of police department.