Brush burning is only allowed from January 15th to May 1st. Each year you must apply for a new permit. Permits for Athol can be applied for at http://massfire.net/brush/athol.php. After obtaining your permit, you can activate it on each day you want to burn (if burning is not banned for the day) by calling (978)248-0281. A copy of the Athol Fire Department burning rules are available here (see attachment below) or for pickup at the fire station. Once a permit is obtained, you may call the fire dept. each day you want to burn between 8:30 am and 11:30 am. There is no fee for burning permits for the Town of Athol. You must have your printed permit with you at time of burning.