CORNWALL BURNING PERMIT PROCEDURE
1. Fill out application and return to Selectman's Office (P.O. Box 205, Cornwall, CT 06753). "Applicant's name" is the name of the property owner on whose property the pile is being burned. "Company name" is the name of the company or worker who is in charge of the burn pile and is doing the burning. "Specific address of proposed burning" requires the 911 house number and street name where the pile is being burned for dispatch purposes.
2. A copy will be returned to you. It is for your records. By State Statute this copy should be in your possession at the burning site at the time of the burning.
3. When you are ready to burn call the Fire Marshall, Stan MacMillan, at 364-0909 after 8:00 a.m. The burn index will not be updated before 8:00 a.m. Number 4 on the phone chain reaches the burn index.
WHEN YOU ARE READY TO BURN YOU MUST CALL FIRST, EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE A PERMIT ON FILE IN THE OFFICE. CONDITIONS FOR BURNING MAY CHANGE DAILY.
4. When you have completed the burn, call the Selectmans Office at 672-4959 to report the burn is complete. There is an answer machine so you may call at any hour, any day. State the property owners name and the 911 address where the burning took place. A list of permits is filed with the fire department. Your permit is good for 30 days. If you have not burned within that time period call the Selectmans Office for an extension so that the permit will be on file with the fire department.
-- Only brush less than 3" in diameter is to be burned. No logs! No leaf piles!
-- No demolition materials are to be burned.
-- Burn piles must be put out by dark on the day of burning by means of water or a dirt cover.
-- Permit holders must be present at all times during which the fire is going.
-- Water must be available and nearby.
-- It is the responsibility of the permit holder to make sure the fire is burnt in a safe way.
-- If these rules are not followed it may jeopardize your right to obtain further burning permits!