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 located at 6400’ or above only. Below this elevation, these materials are considered household rubbish and should be disposed of as such. As a general guideline, tree slash should not be burned if you can access and haul away the pile. These piles can be chipped or hauled to approved slash collection sites. In addition, most fire departments have restrictions that allow for open burning only when snow cover is present. Contact your local fire protection district for specific requirements.

Applying for an Open Burn Permit

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

IMPORTANT: Check the Open Burn Forecast before the open burning of waste materials or vegetation. Open burning may be restricted due to air quality or red flag warnings.