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The Town of Ellington

Open Burning Permit

Campfires are lawful on single and two-family property without a permit provided you are burning clean “non-processed” firewood, the fire is constantly attended, it is not exposing any property to loss by fire and it is not generating any neighborhood complaints.  Campfires on all other properties and bonfires anywhere require a permit and the applications can be found here; they are also available at the Dept. of Town Fire Marshal in the Town Hall Annex.  The application must be presented at the Dept. of Town Fire Marshal and a small fee will be collected.

The burning of brush only (not in excess of three inches diameter) is allowed by permit on residential property upon which the owner resides. Open burning upon agricultural property is also authorized for legitimate agricultural purposes.  The application must be presented at the Dept. of Town Fire Marshal and a small fee will then be collected. Please note that the burning of any leaves, processed wood, or construction or demolition debris cannot be approved under any circumstances.

Utilize the link below to access the Residential Open Burn Permit.  The permit will need to be printed and signed and either returned electronically via email or delivered in person to the Town Hall Annex.

Agricultural Application & Permit

Residential Open Burning Permit