Blasting/Hot Works Permits/Details
Blasting/Hot Works Permits can be requested through Fire Department during business hours of 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please complete the most current form, Application for Standard Permit Form (FP-006, Rev. 1.2018), and return it to the Fire Department at 99 South Street, Top Floor, with a fee of $50 (check payable to Town of Wrentham) for processing.
For Blasting, along with the application and a fee, a copy of the operator's certification is needed.
For Hot Works, along with the application and fee, a letter from the owner of the building is needed (must include their permission and what the date and times it will take place); a copy of the liability insurance; and a copy of the person's certification who is performing the hot work.
Open Burning is allowed at the discretion of the Fire Chief from JANUARY 15th to MAY 1st.
We ask you to read the instruction below to obtain a burning permit. It is imperative you do not call the Dispatch Center to inquire about burning. Please direct all questions to the Fire Department’s Business Line, 508-384-3131 x.1102.
***PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION BELOW***
- SUBJECT LINE - insert your home address ONLY
- BODY – list your full name, address, and phone number.
Within 48 hours your request will be processed and your Permit Number will be emailed back to you. You MUST have a Burning Permit Number to burn during the Season. NOTE: PLEASE BE SURE YOUR PERMIT IS FOR THE ADDRESS LOCATION IN WHICH YOU WOULD LIKE TO BURN AT. THE PERMITS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE.
Once you have obtained a Burning Permit, it is valid throughout the entire Burning Season - January 15th to May1st – for the current calendar year.
On the day you wish to burn, please call the Permission to Burn Line at the Public Safety Communication Center (508-384-6931) between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to find out if burning will be allowed for that day.
If burning is safe on the day you wish to burn, you must leave a voicemail with your complete street address, phone number and permit number only advising the Wrentham Fire Department you are burning on the day of your call.
***IMPORTANT! IF A FIRE STARTS TO BURN OUT OF YOUR CONTROL, PLEASE CALL 911***
Drop by the Wrentham Fire Station with one full-sized plan and two 11” x 17” set with a CHECK payable to the Town of Wrentham $50 (Resident Property) or $100 (Commercial Property).
The Fire Prevention Officer will call you after he has reviewed and approved your plans.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey wants to alert the public that if you are selling your home after April 5, 2010, there are changes in the state's smoke alarm regulations for homes with five or less units.
Smoke alarms use two main technologies: photoelectric and ionization. Photoelectric smoke alarms are more effective in detecting slow moving or smoldering fire situations whereas ionization detectors are slightly more effective in detecting fast moving fires. This change, requiring the use of dual detection technology, provides the best level of public safety by reducing nuisance alarms that lead people to disable their smoke alarms and by providing the earliest possible warning of a fire and therefore time to escape to safety.
The regulation will require that only photoelectric smoke detectors be installed within 20 feet of a kitchen or bath containing a shower, in order to reduce nuisance alarms from cooking smoke or steam that lead people to disable their smoke alarms. Areas located beyond this 20 foot area will be required to contain photoelectric using either a single detector or two separate ones.
Since March 2006, all homes have been required to install carbon monoxide alarms on each habitable level in addition to smoke detectors.
For more information about smoke and carbon monoxide requirements, please refer to the Department of Fire Services website for A Guide to Massachusetts Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Requirement.
Selling your home? Here is how to obtain your permit:
It is REQUESTED to schedule your inspection 2 weeks prior to closing.
- If your home has sprinklers in it, please get an inspection completed by a reputable sprinkler company and have the signed inspection ready for the Deputy when he arrives at your home to do the Certificate of Compliance.
- Fill out the Application for the Certificate of Compliance for Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Alarms (top half only), https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/02/16/FP-007C%20Application%20for%20Certificate%20of%20Compliance%20for%20Smoke%20Detectors%20and%20Carbon%20Monoxide%20Alarms.pdf, and return it to the Wrentham Fire Department with a CHECK or MONEY ORDER payable to the Town of Wrentham for the amount of $50.00. It is preferred the completed Application and fee is not sent via USPS mail.
- Upon arrival with the Application and fee in hand, an appointment will be scheduled for your detector/alarm inspection. It is highly recommended you schedule this inspection up to two weeks before the closing. We suggest you do not go any closer, as if there were any changes to be made, you will have ample time to make the changes and have a new inspection before the closing.
Propane Tank Installation/Removal
Please complete Standard Permit Application, FP-006 (Rev. 1/1/18) and return to the Wrentham Fire Department, 99 South Street, Wrentham, Massachusetts with a fee of $50 (residential)/$100 (commercial). Checks/Money Order must be payable to the Town of Wrentham.
Oil Burners and Tanks
Please complete the Application for Permit and Certificate of Complettion for the Installation or Alteration of Fuel Oil Burning Equipment and the Storage of Fuel and Oil, FP-056 (Rev. 4.2019). Return this form to the Wrentham Fire Department, 99 South Street, Wrentham with a fee of $50 (residential)/$100 (commercial). Checks/Money Order must be payable to the Town of Wrentham.