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Weld County Fire Restrictions and Guidelines

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                                                                    OUTDOOR BURNING

Weld County is authorized by the State of Colorado Air Pollution Control Division to regulate burn permits and illegal burning complaints within Weld County in accordance with Air Quality Control Commission Regulations, Weld County Code, and Weld County Burn Permit Conditions as they pertain to air quality.

Rules and regulations regarding Open Burning as well as exemptions are listed below. Please review the information below prior to conducting any open burning. It is the responsibility of the property representative (owner/applicant) to be familiar with and follow all state, county, local, and fire protection district regulations and restrictions. In other words, learn before you burn.

Fire Protection Districts oversee matters of fire safety and therefore a fire protection district’s determination regarding fire safety or fire code may supersede the issuance of an Open Burn Permit. Fire Protection Districts must be notified prior to burning and all local regulations and restrictions must be followed.

Please keep in mind open burning is not a primary means of disposal. Please consider all other methods of disposal prior to burning, as the pollutants from open burns may be hazardous and have negative effects to local air quality.

Weld County Burning Rules and Regulations