Temporary Smoke Detector Requirements

Emergency Order on Sale and Transfer Inspections
Under an Executive Order that is part of the State of Emergency, smoke and CO alarm inspections for the sale and transfer of residential properties may be deferred until 90 days after the State of Emergency is lifted if certain legal conditions are met. The buyer must agree to immediately equip the home with smoke and CO alarms that meet the code requirements AND submit the signed agreement to the fire department  within 72 hours. 
The Department of Fire Services has worked closely with the Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Realtors Association to develop a documentation process and approved language that can be found in a form on the Mass. Realtor’s Association webpage.

Burning Season runs from Jan 15th through May 1st. You can purchase your permit on line or in person at HQ

Burning permits can be purchased online on this website under the tab "permits and forms" or you can come into the fire station and we can issue them to you, please be aware there is a $10 fee. The hours for burning are from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. While burning, someone must attend the fire until completely extinguished. Have available a water supply, such as a pressurized water pump can or hose, and shovels or rakes for controlling the fire. When extinguishing the fire burn the fire down to coals and spread the coals with snow, water, sand, or soil. Your burning pile must be a minimum of 75 feet from all dwellings. Open Burning prohibited state wide for the following: Commercial/ Institutional land clearing,non-agriculture purposes; Grass, hay, leaves, stumps and tires.

Open burning permits authorizes you to burn. It's your responsibility to keep the fire under control. Click Here for burn permit. http://burnpermit.grotonfd.org/login.php

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