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Open Burning Permits

Burning season in the State of Massachusetts is January 15 to May 1

All Framingham Burning Permits may now be submitted online by clicking on the link below!

City of Framingham Online Burn Permit

You may also call the Burn permit line at 508-532-5942

YOU MUST REQUEST A NEW PERMIT FOR EACH DAY YOU WOULD LIKE TO BURN

You will be required to leave your full name, address, and return phone number

(Some days you may not be able to burn depending on weather conditions)

All burning must be extinguished by 4 p.m.

Why are there limits on open burning in Massachusetts?
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Framingham Fire Department limit open burning for public health and safety reasons. Open burning pollutes the air and can make it difficult for people with respiratory problems to breathe. When the air is stagnant, open burning can pose smoke and odor nuisances - and health risks - to nearby residents, particularly in densely populated areas. Open burning can also pose a safety risk when it is not adequately controlled. The limits on open burning do not apply to outdoor cooking.

What can be burned, when, and under what conditions?
You may burn, with limits: brush, cane, driftwood, forestry debris, tree prunings, dead raspberry stalks, blueberry patches and infected beehives. You may NOT legally burn grass, hay, leaves, stumps, construction material, or tires.

In Framingham and most of the state's towns and cities, homeowners are allowed to burn brush, cane, driftwood and forestry debris - not including grass, hay, leaves or stumps - between January 15 and May 1, so long as the open burning takes place:

· With the permission of the local fire department

· Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

(Burning can not start after 12pm)

· When the air is circulating well but winds are light

· No less than 75 feet away from all structures

· Have an accessible hose line close by (garden hose)

· On your own property and as close as possible to the source of material(s) to be burned




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