Open Burning

Routt County Permit Process

Permitting in Routt County has been simplified to a single step. Contact your local Fire Department for an inspection and permit. This inspection will determine:
  • Pile size and type
  • Any burn-day restrictions needed
  • Any fire safety concerns

Should the pile size be too large (Type 4) a Colorado State Prescribed Fire Permit will be required.

Regardless of fire type, always contact Routt County Dispatch, (970) 879 1110, before you burn. Fee varies by department.


For information on how to apply for an Open Burn Permit, follow the link to the Slash Pile Burning Guide below.

Routt County Open Burn Permit Application