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Routt County, Colorado
P.O. Box 773598
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Ph: (970) 879-0108
Fx: (970) 879-3992

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

Contact Us

Scott Cowman
Environmental Health Director

Heather Savalox

Senior Environmental Health Specialist

Rick Melzer
Environmental Health Specialist

Gina Cadrecha
Administrative Assistant

Environmental Health Department
Routt County Courthouse Annex
136 6th Street, 2nd Floor
PO Box 770087
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Ph: (970) 870-5588
Fx: (970) 870-5404

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday