Outdoor Burning

Issuing Permits
Fire permits are required for all outdoor burning.  Permits are issued at no charge and will be issued for the day of the burn only per the Maine Forestry Service.

Permits will be issued after 7 a.m. at the Corner Station, however, burning cannot start until the Maine Forestry Service determines and provides the day's classification.  On most days this information is available by 9:30 a.m.

Permits will be issued in advance of the day's classification being available, however, it shall be the permit holder's responsibility to contact the Fire Department to confirm the day's class prior to igniting a fire. Visit the Maine Forestry Service to determine the class day for Zone 1.

 Burning Class Definition
Class 1
Attended burning permitted 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Class 2
Attended burning permitted 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Class 3
Attended burning permitted after 5 p.m.
Class 4
No burning is authorized.
Class 5
No burning is authorized.

Beach Fires
Beach fires are not permitted in the Town of Wells except on Moody Beach.  Permits are issued to the property owner only or those having the department's Permission Form signed by the owner and on the Atlantic Ocean side only.  These permits shall be issued for the hours between 5 and 11:30 p.m. only. If you are not the property owner please visit the Corner Station to obtain a Permission Form.

Special Burning Permits

Special permits are given for large functions, lobster bakes, special festivals, and Town functions by approval of the Town Manager.  Please contact the Corner Station at 207-646-7912 for more information.

Note: Your fire must be attended at all times.

Only you can prevent forest fires.