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Permits & Fees
Permit and Certificate Fee Schedule

An * indicates if a revist is warranted, an additional fee will apply.

Permit Type
Permit Subtype
A. Black Powder / Gunpowder
1. Resedential Permit to purchase and store black powder and gunpowder
2. Commercial permit to store black powder and gunpowder
B. Blasting Permits
1. Blasting Permit (Plus Detail)
C. Burning Permits (see below for more information)
1. Regular residential burning permit
Jan 15 - May 1
2. Agricultural Burning permit
D. Fuel Oil Storage
1. Permit for storage
E. Fuel Oil Transport
1. Permit to transport other than approved tank truck
F. Occupancy Permit
1. Residential permit under approved building permit
G. Smoke Detecotrs
1. Certificate of Compliance
H. Final on Additions and Renovations
I. Oil Burner Permits
1. Permit to install in a new home under an approved building permit
2. Permit to replace or alter existing oil burner
J. Propane Tanks and Equipment
1. Permit to install propane up to 1,000 gallons
2. Permit to install propane tanks over 1,000 gallons
3. Permit to install or alter propane equipment
4. Permit to install exchange bottle unit
K. Underground Tanks
1. Permit to install commercial underground tank
2. Permit to remove an underground tank and transport
L. Sprinkler
1. Inspection of sprinkler system
M. Alarm Inspection
1. Inspection of Alarm system, new or after
N. Copy of a Report

Burning Permit Information

Fee and Permit Information

  • The fee is $10.00 for the season and the fee is exempt for property owners 65 yeras of age and older.
  • You can print a permit online, fill it out and visit the fire station for payment and issueing.  You can also visit the fire station during business hours and fill a permit out.
  • You must follow all the rules and regulations that are listed below.

Rules and Regulations

1. You can only burn brush and garden trimings only

2. Burning is allowed only between 10 am and 4 pm.  No fire shall be started after 12 noon and all fire must be extinguished by 4 pm.

3. The permit holder must call the Fire Department @ 978-649-6661 each day after 9am for permission to burn that day.

4. The fire must not be left unattended and must be at least 75 feet from any structure.

5. have available water supply, rakes, shovels, etc. for controlling the fire.

Under all Circumstanes the following is prohibited

1. The burning of Grass, Hay, Leaves, Stumbps, tires and/or building materials.

2. Burning of brush, trees, cane and/or driftwood from commercial and/or institutional land clearing operations.

3. Burning at landfills or refuse disposal facilities other than approved incinerators.

4. Large piles that will not readily burn or are of such size that they will not be totally out by 4pm.

If you have other questions regarding burning, please call Fire Chief Brian Rich at 978-649-6661


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