Applications for Open Burning must be obtained by visiting the South Attleboro Fire Station located at 1476 West St., Attleboro, MA 02703.
Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to noon and 1-3:30 p.m.
Fee: $10 check payable to The City of Attleboro.
Click Here to Download the 2021 Open Burning Permit Application.
Burning shall only be allowed from Jan. 15 through May 1 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. No fires are to be started after noon.
- Open burning must be at least 75 feet from all dwellings and must not become a nuisance to neighbors.
- Open burning may be halted at any time due to dry and windy weather.
- It is recommended to have a water source nearby (garden hose or water can).
- Large piles that will not readily burn or are of such size that they will not be totally out by 4 p.m. are prohibited.
- Tree trunks and limbs greater than 4″ in diameter are not considered brush and therefore prohibited from open burning.
- People conducting illegal burning, or who allow a fire to get out of control, may be held liable for costs of extinguishing a fire, fined, and even imprisoned (MGL c.48 s.13).
- The Fire Department may revoke a permit at any time for violation of the open air burning rules or creating a nuisance.
- You must be 18 years or older.
Burning of the following materials are allowed with a Burning Permit:
- Brush, cane, driftwood, and forestry debris from other than commercial or industrial land clearing operations.
- Materials normally associated with the pursuit of agriculture such as, fruit tree pruning’s, dead raspberry stalks, blueberry patches for pruning purposes, and infected beehives for disease control.
Burning of the following materials is prohibited (Statewide):
- Brush, trees, cane and driftwood from commercial and/or industrial land clearing operations.
- Grass, hay, leaves, stumps, paper and tires.
- Construction material and debris.
- Tree trunks and limbs greater than 4″ in diameter.