CORNWALL BURNING PERMIT PROCEDURE

Fill out application and bring to the Selectmen’s Office at 24 Pine Street. A mailed, faxed, or
e-mailed copy is no longer accepted. The permit must be signed in the office. Per state
regulations a copy must be in your possession at the burning site during the burning.

Make note on the permit of what conditions the permit will not be valid under.

This is a residential permit for burning brush on residential property only. The state defines
residential property as a house lot with a house which has a certificate of occupation. Burning in
empty lots or in empty fields is not permitted under this residential permit.

Farms will need a special permit. Come to the Selectmen’s office for a special permit. Office
hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 12:00 and 1:00 – 4:00 pm. 860-672-4959.
Other special permits can only be obtained from Fire Marshal Stan MacMillan.

When you are ready to burn you will need final verbal approval to proceed on the day you are
burning. Call 860-364-0909. You will be asked to leave your name, address and a phone number,
preferably a cell phone number.

Your permit will be good for 30 days from the day of your request.

Only brush less than 3” in diameter may be burned. No leaves, no grass, no wood chips, no
demolition materials. Wet down the surrounding area and have water available for emergencies.
Do be present at all times while the fire is burning. Do make note of what is checked under
“General conditions” and “Special conditions” on the permit.

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