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.

The Open Burning season runs from January 15 to May 1, 10am to 4pm, and is allowed in North Reading. On any day that burning is permitted and you plan to burn, you must log into your account and activate your permit.

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.

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