GROVELAND — Groveland Fire Chief Robert Valentine would like to announce that burning permits for the State Open Burning Season can now be applied for online.
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 online by visiting the Groveland Fire Department’s website here.
The State Open Burning Season began on Wednesday, Jan. 15. The season will end on Friday, May 1.
If you have a permit and are planning a burn, call 978-363-6511 to notify Groveland Fire Department and to make sure burning is allowed that day.
Residents must carry out their burning between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Burning must be done at least 75 feet away from buildings and be attended to at all times.
“We are hoping for another safe burning season and ask residents to follow these rules while burning to prevent any fires from getting out of control,” Chief Valentine said. “If a fire does get out of control, call 911 immediately.”
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.