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Permit Hours
The Fire Department will no longer accept cash payments over $25.00 for permit fees or document requests.

A revolving account can be established with the Fire Department to avoid having to bring a check in for every transaction.

Commercial Permits will be issued Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Emergency work permits can be obtained at any time by going to the Center Fire Station at 21 Town Hall Avenue.  Request the Officer on Duty for assistance.  Commercial inspections and plan reviews are scheduled through the Fire Prevention Office at (978) 640-4418.

Residential Smoke Detector Permits will be issued Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Residential inspections are conducted on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  

Open Burning Permits can be obtained at any time beginning January 1st; however, the Open Burning Season begins on January 15th.  All open air burning permits will expire on May 1st of the year issued.


Attention Contractors and Building Owners and/or Managers
You are required to obtain a permit from the Fire Department when you disconnect, install or modify any commercial or monitored automatic fire protection system in the Town of Tewksbury.  Fire protection systems include fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems.  Failure to obtain a permit may result in the issuance of a Fire Code Violation Notice pursuant to MGL c.148A and 527 CMR.  A first offense violation carries a $100 fine; second offense a $500 fine; and third or subsequent offenses a $1,000 fine.

For a description of where to install smoke detectors in the residential setting and what will be needed to receive a smoke detector inspection certificate from the Fire Department.

Industrial Gas Storage Permits
If you store any industrial gases on your property, whether commercial or residential, you must obtain a storage permit from the Fire Department.  This requirement is for the protection of firefighters responding to your location for an emergency and to meet State laws pertaining to storage of certain materials.  Some examples of industrial gases would include acetylene, oxygen, argon, and commercial propane tanks.

The Tewksbury Fire Department allow the open burning of brush and tree trimmings, but not leaves, grass, or construction debris.  Open air burning permits are for residential purposed only.  Please visit the Open Burning Permit Information page for more details.

Residential Plans Review are conducted free of charge at the Central Fire Station at 21 Town Hall Avenue.
Oil Burning Equipment

To view the inspection guideline our Department members use to conduct inspections on oil burning equipment installations and alterations, please go to our Oil Burner Inspection Guideline Page.