Burn Permits - Available online only for now

Except when the ground is covered with snow: 

Any person who kindles a fire in the Town of Washington is required to obtain a written burn permit from the Washington Town Fire Warden, one of his deputies, or one of his issuing agents. Please refer to the table below for their respective contact information. No fire may be kindled during VERY HIGH, or EXTREME FIRE DANGER.

Call 495-3030 before starting your fire!


A message from Chief Shawn Atkins and Fire Warden Brian Moser

Burn permits can now be obtained on-line directly from the NH Division of Forests and Lands.  To purchase a permit on-line go to www.nhfirepermit.com  You will need to review a 7 question affidavit of the rules then complete the applicant information.

There is a $3 fee for the permit (less than the IRS mileage allowance for driving to the Transfer or Fire Stations and back home!) which can be paid by credit card.  

During the current health crises no Deputy Warden or Agents will be issuing permits, all permits will be issued on-line only.

Any questions, please contact the Fire Station at 603-495-3133 (7am - 5pm weekdays) or Fire Chief Shawn Atkins at 603-520-0716 or satkins@washingtonnh.org.


Welcome to New Hampshire Online Burn Permit System

The New Hampshire Forests and Lands Division is pleased to offer citizens the option to purchase open burning permits online! Through our easy online process you will be able to purchase an open burning permit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing permits are being issued at the time.


Only YOU
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Can Prevent Wildfires

Fire Warden:
Deputy Wardens:
Issuing Agent:

       •  Dave DeFosse (Washington Highway Garage)