Open Burning Season Begins Jan. 15
ATTLEBORO — Chief Scott Lachance and the Attleboro Fire Department would like to announce that the State Open Burning Season will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and end on Friday, May 1.
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 by visiting the South Attleboro Fire Station located at 1476 West St., to fill out the required paperwork. Residents who wish to acquire a permit will be required to pay a $10 fee.
Once residents get their permits, they will be given a phone number to call and instructions about calling to confirm whether burning is permitting on a particular day.
Residents must carry out their burning between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and no fires can be started after noon. Burning must be done at least 75 feet away from buildings and be attended to at all times.
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.