Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Covered under MGL Chapter 148 section 26 of the fire code.
Inspection is required whenever a dwelling is sold or ownership is transferred.
Certificate is only good for 60 days, so wait until you have a firm closing date scheduled before making an appointment.
Inspections take approximately 15 minutes.
There is an inspection fee of $20.00.
Call the fire station 508 867-7306 to schedule your inspection.
Inspections for oil burners, liquid propane storage, underground storage tank removal, and blasting are arranged by the contractor that is doing the work for you.
Liquid Propane storage inspections are required when a new LP system is installed, a propane tank is replaced, or you change propane suppliers.
A permit is required for fuel tanks mounted in the back of pick-up trucks used to fuel equipment.
Open Burning season begins on January 15th and runs through April 30th.
Permits can be obtained by calling 508 867-1066 between 7:30AM and noon on the day you are going to burn. Or click burning permit online.
Burning is allowed from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.
There is no fee for a burning permit.
Only small diameter brush (less than 3″) may be burned.
The burning of trash, building materials, stumps, tires, logs, leaves, furniture is not allowed.
Fires must be at least 75 feet away from any dwelling.
Fires must be attended to by a responsible adult at all times.
The use of accelerants such as gasoline, diesel, kerosene, or others is not permitted.
Open burning may be suspended by the state or the Fire Dept at any time.
Inspection Fee Schedule
Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide $20.00
Oil Burner $20.00
LP Storage $20.00
Underground Tank Removal $50.00
Tank Truck $20.00
Black Powder $20.00
Copy of a report $5.00