Can I burn brush in Salem?

-A A +A

Burning brush in Salem is allowed following strict rules.  A permit is required per NH RSA 227-L:7, and must be obtained at Fire Department Headquarters at 152 Main Street prior to any open burning.  Ordinarily you may burn between the hours of 1700 hours (5 pm) and 2400 hours (midnight).  If it's raining or there's snow covering the ground, you may burn during daylight hours.  A fire permit is free and may be issued anytime.  Certain restrictions do apply - see a fire officer at Headquarters for details.