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  • Open Burning Permits


    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.

    • Allow seven to 10 working days for processing your application.
    • An $80 fee shall apply to all applications for open burning permits.
    • Open Burn Permit ApplicationAdobe PDF Icon and Instructions, Form 2000 (pdf)


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


    Last Updated: 1-14-2014