Permits are required for open burning. Get your permit here!

On any day you are burning, you must login & activate your permit!

Burning is only allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

2021 Open Burning Season is Over

Open Burning season is over for 2021, and burning is no longer allowed. Permit applications for the 2022 season will open here January 1, 2022. Open Burning is allowed in Massachusetts from January 15 to May 1.

Looking for a different type of fire permit? Access oil burner, blasting, sprinkler repair/alteration permits, and more here.

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Your Fire Chief

Chief Donald W. Stats Jr. has served as the North Reading Fire Chief since June 2019, starting as a Firefighter/EMT in 1998.

Safe Burning Tips

Learn more about outdoor burning safety, from fire pits to brush and forestry debris.

FAQs and Laws

Find answers to your questions about this website, as well information about laws related to open burning.

ready to burn?

If you’re burning in North Reading you will need to activate your permit on the day of your burn.

Activate your burn permit by logging into your account.

Burning is only allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

North Reading Fire Department News

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NORTH READING — Chief Don Stats and the North Reading Fire Department urge all residents to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”… Read more
The Town of North Reading is developing an update to the 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan that identifies and prioritizes actions… Read more
NORTH READING — In recognition of National Preparedness Month — observed each September to raise awareness of the importance of… Read more