In order to obtain a burn permit for your backyard bonfire or grass burning, please call, Fred Byrd at 595-1916 or John Barnes at 439-5166. Once you have obtained your burn permit, please call Lamoille County Sheriff Department’s dispatch phone number: (802) 888-3502 to let them know you have a burn permit. No burn permit is needed if there is snow on the ground.
Facts on Trash Burning
• There is a state statute that allows municipalities to issue tickets to people that violate Vermont’s trash burning law. (Title 24, Chapter 61, 24 V.S.A § 2201)
• The trash burning law has provisions for a penalty of up to $500 and/or performing community roadside cleanup by the violator. If the penalty is not paid, violators will lose their driving license for ten days and their hunting and/or fishing licenses for a period of one year.
• Trash burning, including backyard burning, refers to the burning of household trash. Trash burning includes treated wood, plastics, newspapers, electronic products, garbage, cardboard, fabrics, tires, and the like — essentially any materials that would otherwise be recycled or sent to a landfill.
• Burning household trash is illegal in Vermont. Untreated wood and other yard waste may be burned legally with a permit; however, some towns have banned all burning.