Open Burning can be done between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. from January 15 to May 1.
Is Burning Allowed today? Visit Fire District 14 to see if burning is permissible.
To obtain an Open Burning permit, please read the information below and complete the form (available only during open burning season).
The Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the Maynard Fire Department limit open burning for public health and safety reasons. Learn when and where open burning is allowed, and how to do it safely.
To sign up for a burn permit, during open burning season, scroll to the bottom of this page. 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.
State fire wardens determine each day whether conditions are safe for open burning. Weather and air quality can change rapidly, especially in the spring, and fire departments can rescind permits when that happens. You can go to Fire District 14 to see if burning is allowed on any given day.
Open burning must be done:
- Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. from January 15 to May 1
- At least 75 feet from all buildings
- As close as possible to the source of material being burned
- When air quality is acceptable for burning. You can go to Fire District 14 to see if burning is allowed on any given day. Further information is available by calling the MassDEP Air Quality Hotline at 800-882-1497 or visit MassAir Online to find out if it is.