Open Burning

Burn Permit Notice

NOTE: Burn permits issued and not executed prior to the effective date of these fire restrictions shall not be authorized unless approved by the issuing agency on the day of execution. For more information, visit: https://www.jeffco.us/511/Fire-Restrictions-Bans.

Public health issues open burning permits for agricultural and forest management burning only. As a general guideline, tree slash cannot be burned if you can drive to the pile. Accessible piles can be chipped or hauled to approved slash sites. Most foothills fire departments have restrictions that allow open burning only when snow cover is present. Contact your local fire department for specific requirements.

Applying for an Open Burn Permit

All applications must have fire department sign-off before it can be submitted to us.

Contact Jefferson County Public Health Environmental Health Services for more information on obtaining burn permits at 303-271-5700.