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We are as committed to providing the residents of the Town of Townsend with the highest level of Fire and EMS services as ever. We will bring our combined resources to bear to improve both the EMS and Fire Suppression areas of our Department.
15 January 2013
Permits may be obtained during normal business hours, 7am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, and from 9am to Noon on Saturday and Sunday, at Townsend Fire-EMS Headquarters, 13 Elm Street, Townsend.
The cost for an Open Burning Permit is $20, an Agricultural Burning Permit is $25. Cash or check will be accepted. Please make all checks payable to Town of Townsend.
To exercise (use) an existing permit, please call (978) 597-8101 between the hours of 9am and Noon, seven days a week, each day you plan to burn. Please have your permit number and the address you are burning at available when you call. Permit fires may not be lit before 10am or after Noon on the day in question. Weather conditions may cause a ban on burning for the day.
Please be aware that due to recent budget cuts we are utilizing on-duty personnel for permit processing. This may result in Fire-EMS Headquarters being locked and unmanned during normal permit processing times while our staff is responding to calls for service. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
You must speak directly with a member or agent of the Townsend Fire-EMS Department before burning. Leaving a voice mail message is *not* considered notification. Failure to make proper notification will be considered an illegal burn, and my subject you to 1.) being liable for the cost of extinguishing the burn, 2.) a fine, and/or 3.) imprisonment. Allowing a fire to get out-of-control may subject you to the same penalties. (Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 48, Section 13)
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This site was updated on January 20, 2013 at 10:42 EST.