Fire Restriction Details

Prohibited During Fire Restrictions

The items below are NOT authorized during fire restrictions. Click the item tab for details.

  1. Fire
  2. Smoking
  3. Fireworks
  4. Open Burning

Image of a campfire at night

Any fire or campfire, not within a permanently constructed fire grate in a developed park, campground, private residence, or picnic area is NOT authorized during Jefferson County fire restrictions.

Private residential recreational campfires exempted as described above, are encouraged to contact their local fire agency and advise start and finish times to alleviate smoke check responses. 

Allowed During Fire Restrictions

The items below are approved exemptions during fire restrictions. Click the item tab for details.

  1. Charcoal Grills
  2. Chimineas
  3. Fire Pits
  4. Tiki torches
  5. Heating devices
  6. Chain Saw
  7. Other torches
  8. Fire Department Training
  9. Permit Fires

image of a charcoal grillCharcoal grill fires at private residences or within a permanently constructed grate in a developed park, campground, or picnic area are allowed during fire restrictions.

Enforcement

Jefferson County deputies will strictly enforce the temporary fire ban and temporary fire restrictions in the unincorporated areas, to include federal lands. Pursuant to County Policy Part 3, Chapter 6, Section 2, authorizing the Declaration of Open Fire Bans, violations of these prohibitions, upon conviction, is punishable by a fine of not more than $600. Such act(s) violate section(s) 102.8 and / or 308.2.1 of the International Fire Code.