Open Air Burning Permit Information

There is an automated system being used for open-air burn permits. Please read all the instructions carefully.

Open Air Burn Permit Procedure

Beginning January 15, residents will be able to apply and register their intent to burn through an automated system via the Southborough BurnPermits website. A step-by-step resident instruction guide and instructions on how to register your burn are included in the attachments section below. Those residents without internet access, or those that need additional assistance, may come into the public safety building located at 32 Cordaville Road and speak to our Fire Prevention Officer, Captain Christian Dano, an on-duty officer, or our Administrative Assistant, Alicia Porter to apply.

  • Go to the Southborough BurnPermits website and log into your existing account, or click “Create Account" if this is your first time using this system.
  • Under the "My Permits" section, click on "Renew Permit/New Permit"
  • Pay the permit fee and enter the confirmation number. To pay your fee, please go to the Burn Permit Application Portal. At the end of the online payment process, you will be issued a confirmation number that you will need in order to continue applying for your burn permit. There is a $10 fee for burning permits in the Town of Southborough for residents under the age of 65. For those residents who are 65 and older, your permit fee is waived by selecting "Residential (Age 65+)," or "Agricultural (Age 65+)" which is only for those residents with agricultural paperwork on file with the town, under the "Select Permit Type" section.  
  • You must have a valid burn permit to have a fire of any sort.