Open burning season in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts begins on January 15, 2021 and ends on May 1, 2021. In order to conduct an open burn residents must obtain a permit from the Brewster Fire Department.
Permits may be purchased Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at fire headquarters. Due to the COVID pandemic the following process shall be used until further notice.
- Permits will be available in the outer front lobby of fire/rescue headquarters located at 1673 Main Street (behind Council-on-Aging)
- Residents shall legibly fill out the two part application and leave a copy and the $10.00 permit fee in cash or check made out to the Town of Brewster in the secure lock box located on the table.
- When burning residents shall follow all Commonwealth of Massachusetts open burning regulations and the daily call in process identified on the application.
Please be aware that the outer front lobby is under video surveillance 24 hours a day.
The Brewster Fire Department retains the right to suspend burning during unacceptable weather conditions and revoke the permits of those individuals violating State open burning regulations. We respectfully request all residents take the time to read the safety precautions and rules regarding open burning and to be considerate of your neighbors and the environment when conducting these fires.
Burn Safely, Burn Responsibly!