The Upton Fire Department has announced Open Burning Permits for 2015 are available from January 15 through May 1. Residents may apply in person at the Upton Fire EMS Headquarters seven days a week from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The seasonal cost of a burning permit is $10. Residents may also apply on-line here is the link. Do not contact the Upton Police Department regarding burning permits.
Mendon Public Safety announced permits must be obtained at the Mendon Fire Headquarters, 8 Morrison Drive, or at the Mendon Police Station, 22 Main Street, between normal business hours, 8 – 4, 7 days a week. The fee for the permit is $10.00 and is valid for the season. Residents must receive permission from the Fire Department on a daily basis to burn between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. A list of the rules and regulations for burning will be handed out upon receipt of the permit. Mendon Public Safety reminds residents the Fire Chief does have the right to not allow burning on a particular day, or end the burning season early depending on weather conditions. For more information related to the open air burning season please contact 508-473-5330.
The DEP will prohibit open air burning on days when adverse weather conditions are forecast. For additional information please visit http://www.mass.gov/dep/air/compliance/burning.htm