Residential Burning Permits

A permit is required in Nashua to kindle fire outdoors and is addressed by ordinance. Burning is allowed between the hours of 5pm and Midnight, weather permitting. Permits are issued free of charge. Seasonal burning permits are issued for Category I camp fires only and must be renewed each calendar year.  Burning Permit Checklist.

New for 2021 - Please Read!!

The links below are for property owners in Nashua who wish to obtain a Seasonal Burning Permit for a Category I fire.  If you do not own your property or you are looking to get a Category II or III permit, please call 603-594-3636 to schedule a site visit. Site visits are scheduled between 3pm and 5pm daily.

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  • Request new seasonal burning permit you own the property.

    • This link is for people who did not have a seasonal burning permit in 2020. You must own your property to apply for this permit.
  • Request a new seasonal burning permit, you do not own the property. (Effective 5/23/2021)

  • This link is for people who did not have  a seasonal burning permit in 2020 and do not own their property. You must have a signed letter from the property owner  authorizing you to burn. Call Nashua Fire Alarm at 594-3636  to schedule a site visit. SIte visits are scheduled between 3pm and 5pm daily.
  • Renew Seasonal Burning Permit for 2021.

    • This link is for people who had a seasonal burning permit in 2020 and are looking to renew it.  You must own your property to renew your 2020 burning permit using this form. 
  • Category II and III Permits - Single Use Only.  (Effective 5/23/2021)

    • Call Nashua Fire Rescue Fire Alarm at 594-3636 to schedule a site visit for a single use Category II or III permit. SIte visits are schedule between 3pm and 5pm daily.  Seasonal, Category I permits will not be given in person.  Use one of the links above for a Category I permit.