Burn Permits

To obtain a burn permit call the Putney Fire Station at 387-4372; during the week from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday. If you are unable to reach anybody at the Fire Station you can also attempt to contact the following people about burn permits Monday thru Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Weekends from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you are unable contact somebody; leave a message indicating when, where and what you plan to burn. Leave a phone number that we can get into contact with you if there is a problem.

Fire Chief                            Tom Goddard                    579-9526             

Assistant Fire Chief         Chris Fellows                     380-3109

Forest Fire Warden         Russ Ellis                             387-4448

Deputy Fire Warden       Marc Fellows                       579-9890



What we will need to know when you call for a burn permit:

The name of the individual conducting the burn, location of the burn and what date and time you plan on burning.


Requirements and restrictions to obtaining an outdoor burn permit:

  •          The Putney Fire Department and the Town of Putney assumes no liability when issuing a permit for outdoor fires. It is the responsibility of the property owner and the individual(s) involved to keep the fire safe and contained.
  •          All material must be natural and clean brush 5 inches or less in diameter; without any oils, paints or any other accelerants.
  •          You are not allowed to burn any prohibited building materials and or any structures. This can result in fines and or payment for the Fire Department to extinguish the burning material.
  •          The fire must be attended at all times and it is required that the fire be extinguished by Dark unless there are special arrangements are made with the Fire Department. The property owner or the individual(s) requesting the burn permit has the responsibility for containment of the fire. Failure to do so can result in fines and or payment for the fire department to extinguish an out of control burn.
  •          Here are some of the prohibited materials that cannot be burned; tires, tubes, plastics, shingles, foam rubber, oils, paints and any engineered building products. This is just a small list if you don’t know if it can be burned it is better to ask. Burning of these types of prohibited products can result in substantial fines.