SECTION 702 - OPEN FIRES AND INCINERATORS
The open burning of yard and garden debris including trees, stumps, brush, lawn clippings and leaves is allowed with written permission from the Fire Warden or his/her designee under the following terms and conditions:
a. Open burning shall be permitted only during the period November 1, through the third Sunday of April. During said period the open burning shall be permitted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Fire Warden or his/her designee shall have the discretion to permit open burning at other times and dates for special circumstances including periods of adverse weather conditions or the lack of availability of alternate disposal options.
b. The open burning shall be permitted on private property with the consent of the owner or person in charge of the property.
c. With the permission of both the Director of Public Works and the Fire Warden, open burning is allowed on public rights-of-way except upon sidewalks, roadways, traffic lanes, parking areas, alleys and all paved areas.
d. In evaluating whether an open burning permit shall be permitted the Fire Warden shall consider:
1. Potential hazardous conditions that could result if such burning was
2. The emission of air contaminants which have the potential of creating a nuisance and/or danger to the health and property of the citizens.
3. The proximity of any structure to where the burning will take place.
4. Availability of Resource Park or other disposal alternatives.
BURN PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MIDDLEBURY POLICE STATION, 1 LUCIUS SHAW LANE,
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU CALL THE STATION AHEAD OF TIME, AT 388-3191.
ON SUNDAYS, YOU MAY CALL FIRE WARDEN DAVID SHAW, AT 802-989-3456.