Local Rules & Regulations for Open Burning
- The Person authorized to conduct open burning under this permit shall be the landowner, or the property owner where the permit address is issued for, and he/she agrees to comply with the burning regulations and instructions printed on this permit.
- The owner’s agent may burn at the permit address, but the permit must be under the owner’s name.
- The owner of the property or their agent shall remain present at all times. No fires shall be left unattended.
- This permit must be activated on the day you wish to burn, by calling 978-369-2242 prior to burning. No phone calls shall be made to the Dispatcher until after 8:30 a.m. the day you wish to burn. This permit may be used again next burning season, or until it is revoked or suspended.
- You must give your name (as on the permit), and permit number each time you call to activate your permit. No Permits will be given out after 1 p.m.
- This Permit does not release the holder from any liability for damages which may occur, or obligation to comply with all pertinent laws.
- The Permit shall be shown to anyone who may request it.
- The following materials are allowed to be burned with this permit: Tree branches, brush, cane, driftwood, and forestry debris from other than land clearing operations, domestic tree trimming and pruning, domestic garden preparation and maintenance of existing access ways.
- In cases of heavy wind, or adverse weather conditions, this permit is invalid and prohibited by law. All burning shall be conducted 75 feet from any structure or street.
- The permit holder is responsible for having a charged garden hose and hand tools at the location of the fire before starting the fire and until the fire is extinguished.
- Burning must take place on land proximate to the source of the materials being burned.
- No fire starters such as gasoline or tires may be used. No grass, leaves, whole trees, stumps, tires, construction materials, or rubbish may be burned.
- Burning must be conducted without causing hardship or nuisance to others.
- The fire area shall not be any larger than ten feet by ten feet (10 X 10).
- All fires must be extinguished by 4 p.m.; there must be no smoke, red coals, or flames.
- If the FIRE gets out of control, or bigger than 10 feet by 10 feet, you must call 911 or 978-369-1442 and notify the Carlisle Fire Department first.
- The Permit holder who does not abide by these rules and regulations may not be granted another burning permit. This permit may be suspended by a Carlisle Fire Department officer at any time for failure to obey these rules and regulations.
- Open air burning will only be allowed by permit each day from January 15 to April 30. This permit is only valid during that time period with permission each day or until revoked.
- This permit may be temporarily suspended or revoked at anytime by the Carlisle Fire Department.
- OPEN BURNING IS REGULATED BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION UNDER CMR 310, Sect 7.07.
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PERMIT TO BURN!
YOU MUST CALL EACH DAY YOU PLAN TO BURN!