No outdoor fires in Mass. I just moved from there. That's why I moved. Too many controlling, stupid rules. You might be able to get a permit in spring but I think they'd rather you pay to fill up another landfill.
Are you asking this question because you got in trouble lighting a fire somewhere? I live in Michigan, and you're not supposed to light fires in my country without a permit. Having bonfires in your front yard is part of the culture here, so noone bothers to get permits, and the law enforcement doesn't care.