Brush Burning

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 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.

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