Chief Anthony Stowers would like to announce that burning permits for the State Open Burning Season can now be applied for online.
Burning permits from previous seasons do not carry over from year-to-year. All residents need to re-apply for a permit and can do so online by visiting the Maynard Fire Department’s website here.
The State Open Burning Season will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and end on Thursday, April 30.
If you have a permit and are planning a burn, call 978-897-1014, option 7 to notify Maynard Fire Department and to make sure burning is allowed that day.
Residents must carry out their burning between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Burning must be done at least 75 feet away from buildings and be attended to at all times.
“We ask residents to follow these rules and use an abundance of caution while burning to prevent any fires from getting out of control,” Chief Stowers said. “If a fire does get out of control, call 911 immediately.”
Outdoor burning is only permitted for brush, cane, driftwood, forestry debris from other than commercial or industrial land clearing for new non-agricultural purposes. Burning brush, trees, cane and driftwood from commercial and/or industrial land clearing grass purposes is prohibited. Burning grass, hay, leaves, stumps, tires, plastic and trash are prohibited as well.
Violations of the permit requirements, open burning law and/or open burning regulations will be grounds for permit revocation. According to the law, residents who are found to be violating these rules may be punished by a fine of no more than $100, by imprisonment for up to one month, or both.