T O W N     O F     P E L H A M

MASSACHUSETTS

F I R E    D E P A R T M E N T

BURNING SEASON

JANUARY 15 – MAY 1

♦ RULES AND REGULATIONS ♦

M.G.L. Chapter 48

PERMITS

FEE - $15.00

All fires must be at least 75’ from any dwelling.

Materials shall not be piled to exceed a height of three (3) feet.

Fire shall not exceed a width of ten (10) feet and not to exceed a length of ten (10) feet.

Burning will be permitted only between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

♦ ALL FIRES TO BE EXTINGUISHED/COMPLETELY OUT BY 4:00 PM ♦

NO FIRE SHALL BE STARTED AFTER 12:00 NOON.

Note: In case of heavy winds or otherwise dangerous conditions,
 permits will be invalid as provided by law.

Permitted to burn:                                                                               Not permitted to burn:

Tree branches                                                                                       Leaves, grass, hay, whole trees
Brush                                                                                                   Stumps, tires, plastics, paints
Cane                                                                                                    Styrofoam, household trash
Driftwood                                                                                             Motor oil, building materials     
Forestry Debris                                                                                   Land clearing for building sites                           

Violations: $500 fine, cost of suppression,
or imprisonment for not more than one month.

By Authority:
Raymond A. Murphy, Jr.
Pelham Fire Chief/Forest Fire Warden