FEES & PERMITS

Below is the Duxbury Fire Department's fee schedule for permits and inspections. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an inspection, please call the office at

(781) 934-5693 

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Independence Day Celebratory Bon Fire Permits 

Independence Day Bonfire permits are now available at the Duxbury Fire Department

for residents/Beach Association 

Cost is $25 

 

The Independence Day Bonfire Permit process is as follows: To obtain a permit applicants must apply in-person at the Duxbury Fire Department at 668 Tremont St. We ask that you fill-out an application that will need approval from either the Deputy Fire Chief or the Fire Chief.  We will also ask the resident to read and completely understand the language of this application. This permit allows each Resident/Beach Association to apply for a permit to have a bonfire from July 1st through July 4th only.

Please be aware of the tides on July 1st through July 4th. Your fire must be constructed below the high-water mark and at a location which provides the greatest distance from a bluff or other exposures. No bon fire construction is allowed to begin until 4 PM. We will be inspecting locations and the size of each fire July 1st through July 4th.

 

It is imperative that you comply with all the conditions of this permit and the laws. We have included a copy of a few of the laws in this package that will pertain to your Bon Fire Permit. Failure to comply may result in cancellation of your permit for this year and in the future. The few of the restrictions are;

 

  • No driving vehicles on the beach, materials for fires must be carried to the site

  • No glass containers allowed on the beach

  • No consumption of alcoholic beverages on the beach or in public

All materials used to construct your fire must be clean wood only, and of a size that will completely burn as specified in your permit. Clean-up is subject to review and may affect your ability to obtain future permits.


The Fire and Police Departments are concerned about large quantities of illegal fireworks. Please be advised that we are concerned about everyone's safety and we will be enforcing the law.

Resale Compliance Certificate (Resale Smoke Regulations)

Fee

Residential Fire Alarm and CO – MGL C 148, S26F

$35.00

Fire Suppression Systems Permit 

(Sprinklers, Kitchen Extinguishing Systems, etc.)

Suppression System Permit – 527 CMR 10:03(15)

Suppression System (Plan Review)

Suppression System Inspection

Fee

$50.00

$50.00

$50.00

Fire Alarm Permits

Fee

Residential (Initial, Final Inspection & Plan Review)

$50.00

Residential Re-Inspection

$25.00

Commercial (FA Systems) – 527 CMR 10:03(15)

$100.00

Commercial Re-Inspection

$25.00

Heating Appliance Inspections

Fee

Oil Burner – 527 CMR 4:03 (1) (d) (Excludes Tank Removal, Installation, or Storage)

$25.00

LP Heating Appliances – 527 CMR 6:08 (1) a

$25.00

Storage Permits

Fee

Ammunition /Black Powder Storage – 527 CMR 13:04 (2)a

$25.00

Combustible Liquid Storage – 527 CMR 14:03 (1)

$25.00

Flammable Liquid Storage – 527 CMR 14:03 (1)

$25.00

Fuel Oil Storage – 527 CMR 4:03 (1)(b)

LP Storage – 527 CMR 6:08 (2)b

Model Rocket Storage – 527 CMR 13:00

Ovens, Furnaces, Salamanders

Waste Oil Storage

$25.00

$25.00

$25.00

$25.00

$25.00

Tank Inspection/Permit

Fee

Underground/Above Ground Tank Removal

$25.00

General Permits/Inspections

Fee

Blasting Permit

$50.00

Bonfire Permit

$25.00

Cargo Truck Inspection

$50.00

Cutting/Welding Permit

Dumpster Permit

Fireworks Permit – 527 CMR 2:04 (3

Fumigation Permit – 527 CMR 10:06 (2)

Open Air Burning Permits (Season)

$50.00

$25.00

$50.00

$25.00

$10.00

Miscellaneous Items

Fee

Copy of Reports

$5.00 pg