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City of Nashua New Hampshire Burn Permits

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DON'T FORGET! You are required to log all burning permit uses. To do so, log into your account and click on Register Burn. If you are unable to do so, utilize the following toll-free phone number: 1-888-924-5030

The fire danger is moderate and burning is permitted.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is a permit required?

A permit is required for any open burning of solid fuel materials (except charcoal). This includes open burning in barrels, chimenea's, fire pits, etc.

Who can kindle a fire?

The owner of the property. A tenant is required to obtain written permission of property owner "in hand". A letter must include: tenant name, permission granted, dates granted, and that the owner of permits understands the assumption of responsibilities as indicated.

How do I request a burning permit?

A category 1 permit may be applied for on-line at www.Nashuanh.burnpermits.com. A category 2 and 3 permit may be applied for online, but a site visit will be required.

Propane / Gas fire pits:

These items must be installed and used in accordance with manufacturers specifications. If hard piped permanently installed, it must have a permit by the building department and inspected prior to use 603-589-3080.

When does my burn permit expire?

Your category 1 and/or 2 permit expires on December 31st. Your category 3 permit expires at midnight of the day you received the permit.

What is a category 1 burn permit?

A small, controlled fire, such as a camp or cooking fire, no greater than two feet in diameter contained in a ring of fire resistive material or in a portable fireplace.

What is a category 2 burn permit?

A small, controlled fire, such as a camp or cooking fire, no greater than four feet in diameter contained in a ring of fire resistive material or in a portable fireplace.

What is a category 3 burn permit?

Any other fire not a category 1 or 2 fires. A fire greater than five feet in diameter and no taller than five feet, or a fire not contained within a ring of fire resistive material.

What is a seasonal burn permit?

Issued for category 1 ONLY. The permit is valid between 5:00 pm - midnight when burning is allowed.

What are the locations for the different category burn permits?

Category 1 - Minimum of 25' from any structure. Category 2 - Minimum of 50' from any structure. Category 3 - Minimum of 50' from any structure. A structure is considered any pool, fence, shed, house, deck and alike.