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Fire Marshal's Office

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Open Burning Permits for brush are now available. 

More information can be found here.

Apply for a burn permit


The Fire Marshal's Office is primarily responsible for inspecting, at least annually, all three or more family dwellings, business, mercantile, day care, educational, board & care, assembly, storage and industrial occupancies. This Office also Shall:

  • Review all plans for commercial and three family or more dwellings construction in the Town of Bethel to see that they comply with the State Fire Safety Code.  
  • Must determine the cause and origin of all fires that occur in the Town of Bethel.
  • Submit a monthly report to the Connecticut State Fire Marshal's Office on all fire calls.
  • Inspect Open Burn areas prior to a permit being issued and must be approved the day of the burning by the Fire  Department Dispatch according to the State Burning Index.
  • Issue and Inspect all Blasting Permits and operations.