Gorham Fire Department

Year Long Fireplace Permit Request Application

    (ex. 2071234567)
Fireplace Type
 (If none leave Home Made)
All fields must be filled out for this application to be processed, incomplete forms will be discarded.

Intentionally entering false information is a crime and will make this permit void.

By submitting this form you are; acknowledging the fireplace is compliant with the conditions below, authorizing an inspection of the fireplace and the inspection may take place without prior notice.

    I agree to abide by the following conditions, failure to comply may result in denial or revocation of the permit.

  • The fireplace must be located no less than 25 feet from a structure, trees, brush or other combustible material.
  • The fireplace must have solid non-combustible walls at least 18 inches in height and the diameter of the fireplace shall not be more than 36 inches.
  • A grate/screen/spark arrestor shall be over the top of the fireplace.
  • The area immediately around the fireplace must be clear of dry grass and other combustibles.
  • If the fireplace is commercially manufactured, it will be installed in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Nothing inconsistent with the Maine State Law Title 12, Section 9324(7) only clean firewood shall be burned.
  • Fires must be attended at all times by not less than one competent adult, fires must be completely extinguished when not attended.
  • A charged water hose, 5 gallon bucket full of water or a portable fire extinguisher must be present during all burning.
  • Prior to each use of the fireplace, the owner must confirm that weather conditions allow for burning.
  • Hours to burn are from 9:00am to 12:00 midnight.
  • In accordance with Maine State Law Title 12, Section 9325, any fire that creates a nuisance shall be immediately extinguished upon request.