Fire Permits are now required for all outside burning! The only exception is the use of a gas or charcoal grill.

Fire permits may be obtained between 8am and 7pm at the Farmington Fire Station, 381 Main St. Farmington, NH 03835. If the on duty staff is on a call, someone may not be available to issue the permit. If no one is at the station, you may wait for the return of the crew, or return another time.

Permits may alternatively be obtained online by going to this website: http://www.nhdfl.org/fire-control-and-law-enforcement/permits.aspx
The cost to obtain a permit online is $3. Once submitted, the permit will be reviewed by our staff, and will typically be approved in the same day.



Fire Permit Frequently Asked Questions:

What kind of permit do I need, and how do I get it?

If you are having a campfire in a constructed or commercially purchased firepit that is 4 feet in diameter or less, you need a Category 2 fire permit. These may be obtained for 1 night, or one permit may be obtained to be valid for an entire season. Seasonal fire pits must be inspected by fire department personnel prior to issuing a permit. Please call in advance at 603-755-2131 to schedule an inspection.

Category 2 fires must be:
-Less than 4 feet in diameter
-Located at a minimum of 50 feet from any structure, this includes houses, sheds, barns, fences, etc.
-Contained within a ring of fire resistive material
-Kindled only between the hours of 5pm and 9am, provided that the daily fire danger does not prohibit burning.

If you are having a cooking fire in a constructed or commercially purchased firepit that is 2 feet in diameter or less, you need a Category 1 fire permit. These may be obtained for 1 night, or one permit may be obtained to be valid for an entire season. Seasonal fire pits must be inspected by fire department personnel prior to issuing a permit. Please call in advance at 603-755-2131 to schedule an inspection.

Category 1 fires must be:
-Less than 2 feet in diameter
-Located at a minimum of 25 feet from any structure, this includes houses, sheds, barns, fences, etc.
-Contained within a ring of fire resistive material
-May be kindled at any time of day, provided that the daily fire danger does not prohibit burning.

If you have a brush pile that is greater than 4 feet in diameter, and made up of brush or untreated, unpainted wood materials, you need a Category 3 brush permit.

Category 3 fires must be:
-Located at a minimum of 50 feet from any structure, and not within 10 feet vertically of a tree canopy.
-Contain material that is not greater than 5 feet long, or 5 inches in diameter.
-Free of any household trash, leaf debris, or other prohibited materials.
-Kindled only between the hours of 5pm and 9am, provided that the daily fire danger does not prohibit burning.


How can I find out what the daily fire danger for today is?

Visit the NH Division of Forests and Lands Daily Fire Danger Page.

For fire weather forcasts on the weekends, call the NHDFL Automated weather line at 866-643-4737 or 603-271-2259.

Please note that burning will NOT be allowed in the Town of Farmington on any day that is a Class 4 or Class 5.
For the most definitive answer on whether or not burning will be allowed today in the Town of Farmington, call the fire station at 603-755-2131.