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Burn Permits
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Burn Permits

Boulder County allows citizens to burn the following on their property with a permit:

Agricultural burns DO NOT require a permit.

How to Obtain a Burn Permit in Boulder County

  1. Read the Guide to Burning for expert tips and instructions on how to burn safely.
  2. Ensure no reasonable Alternatives to Burning exist to disposing of your material.
  3. Ensure your planned burn complies with all regulations & requirements listed on the Quick Guide
  4. Complete the burn permit application for your burn. You will be notified within 20 days whether your application was approved or denied.
  5. Receive your burn permit by mail or email within 20 days of submitting application

Burn Permit Application

Before continuing to the application, be sure you have…

  1. Considered alternatives to burning
  2. Read the required guide to burning
  3. Printed and completed a burn plan – (Broadcast burns only)


Open Burn Permits

Related Ordinances

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Main: 303-441-3600
Alternate: 303-441-4444
Fax: 303-441-4739



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Boulder, CO 80301
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