Fire Restrictions & Bans
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Due to Jefferson County's geographic makeup, wildfire is always a concern, and it is a more potent threat during droughts or dry spells. Rainfall and cooler temperatures may reduce the danger of wildfire; however, people are encouraged to be vigilant as the danger of fire is always present in the high country. The risk is even greater when under a fire weather watch or red flag warning. Citizens should use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lighted cigarettes, and other activities that involve the use of fire or sparks.
The latest Fire Code to be adopted within Jefferson County is the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC).
For information regarding Jefferson County remote slash collection, burn permits and fireworks, and current Jefferson County fire restrictions and bans call the fire information hotline 303-271-8200.
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Fire Bans - Stage Two
Information about what is prohibited and allowed during a fire ban can be found on the fire ban detail webpage.
Fire Restrictions - Stage One
Information about what is prohibited and allowed during a fire restriction can be found on the fire restriction detail webpage.
Red Flag Fire Weather Warning
A Red Flag Fire Weather Warning is issued when there is high confidence that Red Flag criteria will be met within 24 to 48 hours or when those criteria are already being met or exceeded. A warning may be issued and temporary fire restrictions for the whole of unincorporated Jefferson County will be implemented. Details can be found on the Red Flag Fire Weather Warning webpage.
Information about what is prohibited and allowed during a Red Flag Fire Weather Warning can be found on the fire restriction detail webpage.
Fireworks (Unincorporated Jeffco)
For those that live in incorporated Jefferson County, please visit your city's website for policies on fireworks.