Online Application for Open Burning Permits
Hampshire and Hampden Counties, Massachusetts

Permits are only issued between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM.
Permits are only issued ON THE DAY that you wish to burn and are valid for that day only.
No permits are issued IN ADVANCE due to the potential for changing weather conditions.


Massachusetts allows residents to burn brush between January 15 and May 1 inclusive, depending on weather conditions. You must obtain permission from the town or fire district in which you plan to burn brush. Some towns in Hampshire and Hampden Counties offer burning permits through this site. If you are burning in these towns, you can visit this site between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM to obtain a permit on the day you want burn brush. Permit availability depends on weather conditions.


How to obtain a permit

to obtain a permit on-line using this system if you are burning brush in one of the following towns:

The remaining towns in Hampshire and Hampden Counties do not use this system. Please contact your town directly for additional information.

Registration with Belchertown

Before using this site, Belchertown residents should visit the fire department and pay a $20 fee that covers the entire burning season. The fire department will then issue a registration number that will allow you to use this site on a day-to-day basis. You may pay the fee by visiting the fire department between 8am to 2pm on weekdays, and between 9am and Noon on Saturdays. The fire department is located at 10 North Main Street.


You must have internet access and a valid email address to use this system. If problems with this website prevent you from obtaining a permit, you can also request a permit over the phone. To request a permit,

Questions? Email

If you have problems using this system, please contact your town directly to obtain a permit.

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