Burn Permits

--Burn Permits: In lieu of coming in to get a burn permit during the Covid-19 health crisis, you have choices.

Call in to us 207-604-1354. We will take your information and put it on the permit, but instead of giving your the actual permit, we will give you the 6 digit permit # to keep on you during your burn.

Should you have questions, please give us a shout....we're here! Stay safe.

-- Burn permits are issued from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Kennebunk Fire Rescue in the front lobby. Please call 207-604-1354 for Class Day or the Warden's Report.   Kennebunk is located in Zone 10.

No more than fifteen [15] permits shall be issued daily, Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays the number of permits issued may be increased by the Duty Chief, weather and staff levels permitting, and will be issued by either a firefighter or the Duty Chief.

Burning may not start until after 9:00 a.m. and must be finished by 11:00 p.m.

-- Seasonal permits for cooking fires are available. Seasonal campfires will require the permit holder to check on the class day before burning. Burning will be permitted on Class Level Low or Moderate days only.  Please call the Duty Officer at  207- 604-1354  to obtain one of these permits. (Please leave a message should no one answer.  Your call will be returned.  The Captains may be on a call or dealing with other things during the day.  Thank you for your understanding.)

All burn permits are for clean wood products only, and piles are to be kept small (i.e., 3’ diameter piles). Burning of highly combustible materials and/or domestic, household trash such as paper and cardboard is prohibited by law.
These permit policies are recommended standards, suggested by the 
Maine Forest Service. These policies are in place to protect life and property and help the Fire Department in controlling the possibility of fires getting out of control. If you have any questions concerning these policies, please feel free to contact the Kennebunk Fire Rescue.