Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Do I need a burning permit if I am
using a fire bowl/chimera/outdoor fire pit?
A. A permit must be acquired for ANY
outdoor burning regardless of the location of the fire.
Q. Where can I get a burning permit?
A. Permits can be acquired at the
Belmont Fire Station located at 14 Gilmanton Rd. Belmont NH.
Q. What does it cost for a burning
A. There is no charge for a burning
Q. Can I get one permit for a whole
A. Seasonal permits can be issued for
certain types of outdoor fires. A seasonal permit requires an
inspection of the burn location and can only
be issued for category I fires such as fire bowls, camp fires, and cooking
fires. A seasonal permit will not be issued for burning brush piles.
Q. Can I get a permit for more than one
A. Permit are issued for the day of the
burn only and must be acquired on the day you intend to burn.
Q. If I am doing everything correct but
someone complains about my fire do I have to put it out?
A. If you are following all forestry
laws and someone calls to complain about your fire the fire department will
respond to your residence to determine if the fire is a nuisance fire.
A nuisance fire is one where the smoke or other by product of combustion is
causing a nuisance to other area residents. Although rare on some
occasions you may be asked to extinguish your fire until conditions are such
that the nuisance can be greatly reduced. (A change in the weather will
normally allow you to continue to burn)