Open burning is regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with the open burning season conducted from January 15th through May 1st of each year. Our Burning Permit Application Process has gone computerized. To obtain a burning permit you can visit www.franklinma.gov or visit our Headquarters Building located at 40 West Central Street and we will give you access to a computer. Once you obtain your permit, you may burn any allowable day during the season, between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. You must call for permission to burn. There are restrictions on what is permissible to burn. You need a permit each year and it is valid for the whole season.