Open Burning


Burn Permits


Open Burning is allowed January 15th to May 1st of each year.

  • Burning is permitted from 10 AM to 4 PM each day depending on weather conditions.
  • Burning is valid only at the address stated on the permit.
  • Burning of brush, cane,driftwood, and forestry debris is allowed. No grass, hay, leaves, or stumps.
  • Burning of construction materials, demolition debris, or household trash is NOT allowed.
  • Burning is allowed only on residential parcels of land.  Burning for commercial or land clearing purposes is strictly prohibited.
  • Fires must be attended to by an adult at all times.
  • Water, rakes, shovels, or other fire suppression equipment must be readily available to control the fire at all times.
  • If burning is causing a disturbance to the neighborhood, permit holder will need to extinguish the fire.

Permission to burn must be obtained EACH DAY by calling the Dennis Fire Department at 508-394-1292 after 9am.

You must provide your permit number when calling.

  • Click here for our Safety Tips for Open Burning Season flyer.
  • Click here for our Open Fire Policy that includes cooking fires, fire pits, and camp fires.
  • Click here for Frequently Asked Questions regarding Open Burning.