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6 Parker Street

Winchester, NH 
Non-Emergency Phone:
603-239-6691 or 352-1291
Fire chief- cell #
John Stephens
Assistant Chief
Tim Pelkey
Forest Fire Warden
Request to fill Swimming Pool
Request to fill a pool-06142017134023.pdf

Burning Information: Burn permits are required

For a Burn Permit Contact:

Forest Fire Warden -Tim Pelkey 726-0944
John Stephens 357-2659

Barry Kellom 762-1582

Robert Dingman 762-2162

Bruce Lawrence 381-7816

Todd Kilanski 903-9737

Seasonal Burn Permits Only" can be obtained online, the online seasonal burn permits are available for your convenience, there is a $3.00 fee which is used to maintain the online program. 

To obtain your online seasonal burn permit for $3.00 go to -
The New Hampshire Forests and Lands Division is pleased to offer citizens the option to purchase open burning permits online! Through our easy online process you will be able to purchase an open burning permit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing permits are being issued at the time. Although online burn permits can be purchased at any time, open burning can only be conducted after 5pm and before 9am. The only exception to the allowable burning times occurs if you have purchased a permit and there is a steady rain, or the ground is completely covered with snow. Depending on what town you are burning in, there are some variances to these times. Please read the minimum requirements on your permit carefully and make sure you have selected the proper location before starting your fire. Permits purchased for the wrong location are considered invalid. The online service is easy and payment by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover) is quick and secure. You will be able to print your permit at the end of the online process. The small processing fee is non-refundable, even in the event of weather condition changes deeming the permit invalid.

Home/Business Inspections: Oil burner permits are required to be filled out for any new or replacement of any oil burning or L.P. gas fired equipment. They can be obtained from the Town hall.  Fire prevention tips: Be sure to test your smoke detectors weekly/monthly and be sure to change the batteries at least once a year.

Have an escape plan for your house with at least two different routes to leave the house and be sure to practice these plans so everyone knows and understands  

Mission Statement: To preserve life and property from fire or any natural disaster through fire prevention, life safety education, and fire code enforcement. To assist the public in preservation of life and property.        


Town of Winchester, NH   1 Richmond Road, Winchester, NH 03470
Phone: (603) 239-4951
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