Open Burning

Brush burning season is January 15th through and including May 1st. The Fire Prevention Office is open 8 a.m. until Noon, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), January 2nd through May 1st, to obtain a burning permit. The cost is $10, or $5 for senior citizens. Please review the rules (PDF) to find out more information about open burning.

Online Burning Permits


Burning permits are now available online.

Burning Permits by Mail


Just mail us your name, address, and phone number, with the appropriate permit fee (see above), and include a self addressed stamped envelope. Please make check payable to: Town of Falmouth.

Please mail the request to:
Fire Prevention/Burning Permit
Falmouth Fire Department
399 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

We will mail it back to you the same day we receive the request.