Preparing for a Wildfire

Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting services are available virtually 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The office is open to walk-in customers (no appointment necessary) Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. On Tuesdays the department is open by appointment only from 12:30–4:30 p.m.

Preparing for a Wildfire

Wildfire is the most likely natural disaster in Boulder County. If you received an emergency evacuation notice today, would you be ready? Do you have a GO Kit? Do you have pre-planned evacuation routes? Are you fully insured?

Why is this important? Having a plan in place and being ready to evacuate early will be critical in your ability to effectively respond to an emergency. There are many online resources available to help you prepare your Personal Wildfire Action Plan and we encourage you to take the time today to prepare your home and family!

Most people assume their home is insured in the case of a wildfire. They have been paying their premiums for years; however, they may not have updated their policies or taken the time to study the details. Underinsurance is a nationwide problem that homeowners need to address before a disaster strikes.

The Boulder Office of Emergency Management has online resources available that we encourage you to utilize before, during and after an emergency. During an emergency, please visit their website for the most up-to-date information on that emergency:

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Boulder County Wildfires
Community Wildfire Protection Plan
Community Wildfire Protection Plan Appendices
Wildfire Mitigation Forms and Publications
Wildfire Mitigation Partners
Wildfire Hazard Identification and Mitigation System


Properly Insure Your Home Against Wildfire
One Homeowner’s Efforts to Protect His Home from Wildfire
How Sunshine Resident Karen Simmons Helped Save her Home from Wildfire

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Boulder County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Wildfire is the most likely natural disaster in Boulder County. The Community Wildfire Protection Plan aims to help residents, communities and organizations increase and improve wildfire mitigation and preparedness efforts in advance of wildfires.

Wildfire Mitigation

Wildfire Mitigation is the implementation of various measures designed to minimize the destructive effects a wildfire has on your property.

Contact Us

Wildfire Mitigation and Forest Health

Main: 303-441-3930

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Service hours are 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday
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Community Planning & Permitting
Wildfire Mitigation and Forest Health
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306