Open Brush Burning


*Please be advised that as of January 1, 2020 the procedure for obtaining an open brush burn permit has changed. Please follow steps below to purchase a permit*

Town of Holden Fire Department brush burning season is January 15 and ends May 1. Open burning begins at 10:00am and fires must be extinguished by 4:00pm. Firefighters will conduct periodic checks during burning season. The Fire Chiefs reserve the right to deny open burning on any day due to weather/environmental conditions, or reckless burning.

1. Buy a $20 permit online here: To purchase online you will need a valid credit card or checking account, valid email address, and agree to the Terms & Conditions Of Open Burning Regulations. A confirmation number will be issued to you once the permit is purchased. Your confirmation number will be required to activate permit each time you burn. To activate permit call the Brush Burn Line at 1-855-937-0555 before 10:00am.                                            

2. Apply for a permit at Fire Headquarters (1370 Main St. 2nd floor) from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday - Friday. Seasonal permits are $20 exact cash or checks made out to "Town of Holden."

Local information on open brush burning can be found here.

Additional Information on open brush burning from DEP can be found here.