Burn permits may be obtained (free of charge) at the Buxton Police Department, from the dispatch center. It will be determined after 9 am each morning, whether fire permits will be issued based on the Fire Class Day issued by the Maine Forest Service.
To obtain an online burning permit follow the link to the State of Maine’s online burning permit site at http://www.state.me.us/doc/mfs/firedanger/fire.shtml . The Forest Service collects a fee for every online permit issued within the state. The state allows burning on Class 1 & 2 Fire Class Days.
Fire Classes are as follows:
Class 1: Low
Class 2: Moderate
Class 3: High
Class 4: Very High
Class 5: Extreme
Fire Permits will be issued in the Town of Buxton under the following conditions:
Fire Permits will not be issued in the Town of Buxton under the following conditions:
Safety Requirements for all burning:
Fire Permits may be revoked under the following conditions:
Schedule for issuing burning permits to private citizens:
Keep Constant Watch on Fire and Make sure that it is completely extinguished before leaving. The burning permit is granted in good faith that the fire is carefully watched and controlled by a sufficient force of adults and adequate equipment. You shall be liable for suppression costs if the fire escapes due to negligence or not following the safety requirements listed above. All open burning shall be in conformity to existing laws and regulations of the Maine Forest Service, Department of Environmental Protection and local municipal ordinances. In accordance with Title 12 Statutes, the out-of-door burning of plastic, rubber, Styrofoam, metals, food wastes, chemicals, treated wood or other solid wastes, except for wood wastes, is prohibited in all areas of the State. Any person who engages in out-of-door burning who fails to comply with any stated permit condition or restriction commits a Class E crime.