The Fire Marshal:
- Enforces the state fire, life safety and fire prevention codes;
- Investigates the cause and origin of fires and explosions;
- Reviews plans and inspects buildings for code compliance;
- Issues smoke detectors to residents in need of them.
The Fire Marshal will try to answer all your concerns in regard to fire safety and fire prevention.
For the latest information on burning permits, see below:
Burning Permits -
Burning permits will be issued Monday through Thursday only. 24 hours notice is required. Permits can be applied for by calling (860) 283-4344 and asking for the Fire Marshal's Office. 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) 283-4344