2013 Open Burning Season January 15th through May 1st
The Marshfield Fire Department is pleased to announce that town residents will be able to apply for Burn Permits through the mail. Applications will be mailed in December to residents who applied for permits last year. You will be asked to mail back both copies of the application with a self addressed stamped envelope and a check in the amount of $15 payable to the Town of Marshfield. You will be able to log onto our Web site www.mfdopenburning.org for permission to burn each day as well as call 781-834-9345.
Permits will be available at Central Fire Station located at 60 South River Street between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 pm. daily starting on January 10. If you wish to purchase a permit during normal business hours they are availible in the administrative office. Permits are not available on weekends.
We encourage residents to complete their burning early in the season while there is snow on the ground.
In an effort to assist residents with questions about Brush Burning, we have provided several links that will help explain why we follow the guidelines that we do regarding the Brush Burning. These guidelines are not developed at the local level but enforcement of them does fall on the organizations at the local level.
Open Burning Website
Click the link to see if today is a burning day.
Frequently Asked Questions
A two page document from the Department of Environmental Protection about open burning of brush.
DEP Open Burning Regulation
Department of Environmental Protection statute about burning in the open air
Open Burning Regulation
DEP 310 CMR 7.07
MGL Chapter 148, Section 13
Massachusetts General Law about Open Burning
The Fire Weather site helps us in determining if we will be allowing burning of brush on any given day.