Burn Permits

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Open Burning

All open burning (any ember-emitting fire) requires a burn permit.

This includes:

  • wood-burning fire pits (metal store-bought, in-ground, or otherwise)

  • campfires

  • chiminea fires

  • slash burning

  • all explosives

  • outdoor welding or hot work

  • all fireworks

  • prescribed burning of fence lines or rows, fields or rangelands

Trash burning is NOT allowed in Park County. No burning outdoors of any kind is allowed during a burn ban.


Burn permits and burn permit process

1. Obtain a burn permit—annually.

Go to pcfd.burnpermits.com. Click “Create Account” and follow steps. If you already have an account, click “New Permit” and follow steps.

  • Burn permits are $10 and are paid online via pcfd.burnpermits.com. You must have a VALID burn permit to have a fire of any sort.

  • Permits are issued annually and expire December 31st of year of purchase (regardless of whether they were obtained on pcfd.burnpermits.com or via paper copy at the fire station).

2. Check burn ban status and report your burn—daily.

Call (720) 770-2875 to check if open burning is allowed and to report your fire for the day.

3. Burn—safely.

For campfires:

  • Keep fires under 3' in diameter and 3' high and follow burn permit guidelines.

  • Before you burn, report the burn to Platte Canyon Fire.
    Email your name, address, phone number and burn permit number to: burnpermitpcfd@gmail.com

For slash pile burns (burns not within designated pits or burn areas):

  • Only allowed October 1–April 30, with a minimum of 2" of snow on the ground.

  • Slash burning is prohibited May 1–September 30, regardless of the amount of snow.

  • Before you burn, report the burn to Platte Canyon Fire.
    Email your name, address, phone number and burn permit number to: burnpermitpcfd@gmail.com

  • Follow all guidelines as found on your burn permit.


 
 

Fines

Fines will be issued to those burning during a burn ban.

  • 1st offense — $500

  • 2nd offense — $750

  • 3rd offense — $1,000.

Any additional offenses within 60 days of the 1st offense are $1,000. A service fee of $15 will be added to each fine.

Contact the Park County Sheriff’s Office for further information regarding burn permit violations: (303) 838-4441

 
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