Town Hall, P.O. Box 548, 27 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068

Fire Danger

To receive the Local Open Burning Official Application please come to the Selectmen's Office at the Salisbury Town Hall.



1. Open burning is limited to the burning of brush only, on residential property upon which the permittee resides and is subject to all of the requirements below.

  • When national or state ambient air quality standards may be exceeded;
  • Where a hazardous health condition might be created;
  • When the forest fire danger is identified by the D.E.P. Commissioner as extreme and where woodland or grass land is within one hundred feet of the proposed burn;
  • When there is an advisory from the D.E.P. Commissioner of any air pollution episode;
  • Burning of any materials other than brush;
  • On property other than residential property upon which the permittee resides

2. Burning must cease if so directed by any member of the Town Fire Marshal's Office, any Officer of the Fire Department or any Official of the Department of Environmental Protection.

3. All reasonable measures to assure complete combustion and reduce excessive smoke are to be taken.

4. All reasonable safety precautions are to be taken, including the cleaning of grass and trees in the burn area, wetting down of the surrounding area, and the placement of fire extinguishers and hose lines.

5. This permit must be immediately available at the site during the burning.

6. Burning may only be conducted between the hours of 10am and 5pm on a sunny or partly sunny day with the wind speed between five and fifteen miles per hour.

7. Violation of the terms and conditions of this permit may cause the forfeiture of your ability to qualify for a permit in the future.


       The DEP's Forest Fire Control Officer urges all who enjoy the use of Connecticut's parks, forests and open spaces, to use fires with caution and practice forest fire prevention tips especially during forest fire season. People need to obey local laws regarding open fires, carefully dispose of hot charcoal and completely extinguish smoking materials.


       If you have received a permit from your local Open Burning Official to burn brush on your property, the permit is not valid if the Forest Fire Danger is rated HIGH, VERY HIGH or EXTREME and you are burning within 100 feet of a grassland or woodland.


Please click HERE to receive the Forest Fire Danger Report from the State of Connecticut.