Burning permits will be issued Monday through Thursday only. 24 hours notice is required.
Permits can be applied for by calling (860) 283-4421 and asking for the Fire Marshal's Office.
Permits are for residents only and obtained by the homeowner.
Permits are required for 1) burning brush, 2) burning in a barrel and 3) bon fires (bonfires must be out by11:30 p.m.). The burning of natural wood is the only allowable burning material.
Permits have a fee of $10.00.
Open burning is limited to the burning of brush only, on residential property upon which the permittee resides. Only brush (defined as shrubs, vegetation or prunings, the diameter of which is not greater than 3" at the widest point) may be burned. Burning on property not zoned or classified as residential is PROHIBITED.
Burning may only be conducted between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The burn pile MUST be completely extinguished by 5:00 p.m. and all embers and coals MUST be extinguished and wet down.
The burning of skids, demolition material, garbage, cardboard and leaves are not allowed to be burned.
These rules and regulations will be strictly enforced and repeat offenders will be dealt with. There is an infraction and fine that can be issued.
Office of the Fire Marshal
Robert Norton, Sr.
Phone: (860) 283-4421