Fire Restrictions

Fire Restrictions

There are no current fire restrictions in place for Boulder County.

Be sure to check to see if there are any temporary fire restrictions in place due to weather alerts before you burn.

When a fire ban is enacted, signs like this one are posted around the county.

Information on Fire Restrictions

Fire restrictions can be enacted either by the Sheriff, the Board of County Commissioners, or the State when certain outdoor conditions are met.

During any of the following weather events issued by the National Weather Service, open burning is not allowed anywhere in unincorporated Boulder County from time of issuance until midnight in which the event expires: Red Flag Warning, High Wind Warning, High Wind Watch, Fire Danger Warning, and Fire Weather Watch. Check the local forecast for up to date information.

It is CRITICAL that visitors and residents alike do everything possible to prevent fires of all kinds. Please do what you can to protect our beautiful lands, homes and wildlife areas from the devastating effects of wildfires.

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Sheriff's Office

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


Sheriff's Headquarters
5600 Flatiron Parkway
Boulder, CO 80301
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Sheriff's website
Head Quarters Lobby Hours:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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