Burn Permits

Burn Permits for burning within the Town of Trenton, Maine

The State of Maine site: maineburnpermit.com is available and is free of charge. It is also the best option to obtain a burn permit. It is imperative that you read and follow all the instructions on the Burn Permit. These include but, not limited to: Size of the fire allowed, burning times allowed, and what is allowed to be burned.

  • All burns shall comply with the conditions set forth on the burn permit.
  • Burning only allowed on Class 1 and 2 days (Low and Moderate Fire Danger) and normally after 5PM on the weekdays (anytime during weekends) with some exceptions.
  • Trenton resides in Zone 11 – see fire danger here: Predicted Fire Danger & Class Day

As of November 2022, the Town of Trenton Fire Warden is Steve Heckman.

We hope this helps to obtain burn permits going forward. We know sometimes it can be difficult. Any questions feel free to call 669-4131 and leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Please Note: The town office will not be issuing permits. You cannot burn until after 5pm. during weekdays or when the Fire Danger is listed as Moderate. This is for a variety of reasons, but mainly due to the lack of volunteers that maybe needed to respond to a fire during the weekday. Permits on the weekends are available after 9:30am. The Maine Forest Service issues an updated weather report around 9am-this is the reason for the delay.

You can access the weather report as well as other pertinent information on the site maineburnpermit.com Please follow all guidelines on the site and print your permit to have in possession while burning. Fire officials will be getting texts notifications for all permits. Restrictions and/or bans may change without notice.

FREE in-person, phone, or online:

Contact one of the following:

Steve Heckman, Fire Warden
| firechief@trentonme.com

Kevin Hallett – Deputy Warden

William Malcolm – Deputy Warden