Burn Permit Regulations
ANY OPEN, RECREATIONAL, OR COOKING FIRES SHALL BE CONSTANTLY ATTENDED BY A COMPENENT PERSON UNTIL SUCH FIRE IS EXTINGUISHED. THIS PERSON SHALL HAVE A GARDEN HOSE CONNECTED TO A WATER SUPPLY OR OTHER FIRE-EXTINGUISHING EQUIPMENT READILY AVAILABLE FOR USE.
WHO CAN BURN / WHO NEEDS A BURN PERMIT?
If you are a resident that lives in the City of Fitchburg that wishes to burn the ordinary combustibles you need a burn permit to do so. You must live outside the urban service area to receive a permit for open burning.
If you live inside the urban service area, open burning is prohibited. However recreational and cooking fires are permitted. You still must call for a burn permit.
WHAT CAN BE BURNED?
Tree limbs, brush, and wood may be burned. The burning of all other materials is prohibited - this includes leaves, grass and trash.
WHEN CAN I BURN?
You may burn during daylight hours only. If you call for a burning permit just before dark, you will not be issued one.
WHERE CAN I BURN?
All open burning must be a minimum of 50 feet from any structure. Any recreational fires must be a minimum of 25 feet from any structure. All conditions that could cause a fire to spread to within 25 feet of a structure must be eliminated prior to ignition of the fire.
HOW LONG ARE BURN PERMITS GOOD FOR?
Burn permits are only issued on the day that you call. They are good for one day only.
HOW CAN I GET A BURN PERMIT?
Please contact Firehouse #1 at 608-278-2980, during normal business, and request a burn permit.