With burning season approaching the North Andover Fire Department wanted to send a message to all residents with permits from last year. If you had a permit from the 2019 season you will not have to register again.
Just as it was last year, all residents wishing to participate in this annual event must obtain a permit online at the North Andover Fire Department website nafd.us/burn.
Open burning can only be conducted with a permit issued by the fire department and is only permitted for brush, cane, driftwood, forestry debris, agricultural debris, and, under limited conditions, fungus-infected elm wood. Burning grass, hay, leaves, stumps, and commercial or industrial land clearing for non-agricultural purposes is prohibited.
Each day a determination will be made by 9:30 a.m. whether burning will be allowed, this decision to allow burning is based on changing atmospheric conditions such as wind or dryness and recommendations made by the state.
Due to the nature of our job and emergencies that arise, there may occasionally be a delay in getting that decision sent out. We will get it out as soon as possible.
Violations of the permit requirements, open burning law, and/or open burning regulations will be grounds for permit revocation. According to Massachusetts law, anyone found burning without a permit may be subject to criminal charges, the punishment for which is a fine of up to $500, plus the cost of suppression or by imprisonment for up to one month, or both.
For more information about burn permits, visit the Burn Permits & Regulations page on the North Andover Fire Departments website by clicking here. Anyone with questions regarding opening burning should call the North Andover Fire Department at 978-688-9595.
Town of North Andover and State Election Dates:
Following are the dates of elections and town meetings for 2020. If you are new to town, or you have never registered to vote, (you only have to do it once in the same community) please note the last day of voter registration for each event. Registration is easy… you can log onto www.registertovotema.gov and register online with a valid MA driver’s license. You can download the voter registration form at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howreg.htm or you can stop by the Town Clerk’s office and register in person.
Date of Event Last Day Voter Registration
Tuesday, March 3 rd State Presidential Primary Wednesday, February 12 th
Tuesday, March 31 st North Andover Annual Election Wednesday, March 11 th
Tuesday, May 19 th North Andover Annual Town Meeting Wednesday, April 29 th
Tuesday, September 1 st State Primary Wednesday, August 12 th
Tuesday, November 3 rd State Presidential Election Wednesday, October 14th
Each last day voter registration deadline, the Town Clerk’s office is open from 8:00 AM –8:00 PM.
Please note – your voter registration does not travel with you from one Town / City / State. You must re-register in your new location.
Feel free to call the Town Clerk’s office if you would like to check your voter registration status or have questions regarding the process.