Open Burning Permits must be obtained through the Selectmen's Office at Roxbury Town Hall. The Application for Open Burning of Brush on Residential Property may be downloaded from Town of Roxbury website, or obtained from Selectman’s Office and signed by the applicant.
Approval will only be given when presented in person and signed by the local Open Burning Official.
Open burning is restricted for public health and safety reasons by the Connecticut General Statutes in Section 22a-174 and the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies. Prior to open burning on a residential property, the resident must have a valid, signed permit from the Open Burning Official. The permit does not relieve the permittee of any legal liability, which may be incurred as a result of the fire. Open burning is limited to the burning of brush only.
All reasonable safety precautions are to be taken. At no time during the burn should the fire be left unattended. Burning may only be conducted between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 pm on a sunny or partly sunny day, with the wind speed between 5 and 15 miles per hour. Read more Information on Restrictions, Conditions and Permitting for Open Burning on a Residential Piece of Property here.
Open burning is not allowed if:
- Air Quality Index is forecasted to be 75 or higher anywhere in the State, as indicated in the table entitled "Predicted Daily AQI Maximums".
- Forest Fire Danger Index is rated High, Very High, or Extreme.
- National or State ambient air quality standards may be exceeded.
- Hazardous health condition might be created.
- Advisory from CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection of any air pollution episode.
Violations of conditions of Open Burning Permits or burning without a permit will subject to the permittee or person burning to revocation of issued permits, forfeiture of the ability to obtain future permits and/or arrest for violation of Connecticut General Statute 23-48 (as amended by PA 01-150), which could result in fine up to $200 and/or up to 6 months imprisonment.