Assistant Burn Official
When considering burning, call the Town Burn Official, James Roy at 860-420-7113 or at the firehouse 860-974-0630. At that time, you will either be issued a permit, or informed that the fire danger is too high and a permit will not be issued.
In accordance with Section 22a-174(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes, all residents in the Town of Eastford must contact the Town Burn Official before burning of any kind to secure a "permit to burn". Please be advised that it is illegal to burn brush without a permit. Unpermitted burns will be extinguished when reported. Burning of anything other than brush less than 3 inches in diameter is prohibited.
If a resident is reported to be burning brush without a permit or anything other than brush, the Burn Official will give a verbal warning. The fire will be extinguished.
A second time, the Fire Marshall and Burn Official will file a second report at the same residence. The fire will be extinguished.
A third and final warning will involve the State Police and Burn Official. The fire will be extinguished and a fine levied for an illegal burn.