No Fire Restrictions in Unincorporated Mesa County
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Check Mesa County Public Health for any open burning restrictions
Information on fire restrictions in Mesa County
In Mesa County, the authority to enact fire restrictions is delegated to the Sheriff by county ordinance. The Sheriff enacts fire restrictions during times of the year when conditions are extremely dry. Fire restrictions are implemented based on specific criteria to include the moisture content of vegetation, weather outlooks, human risk factors, and firefighting resource availability.
It is CRITICAL that visitors and residents alike do everything possible to protect our lands, homes, and wildlife areas from the devastating effects of wildfire. There are different levels of restrictions depending on the severity of the wildfire conditions. When we enter fire restrictions, we will work with our stakeholders to communicate what types of activities (i.e. campfires, charcoal grills, fireworks, outdoor welding) are allowed and what activities are not allowed, according to the fire restriction level.
Information on fire restrictions throughout Colorado
Information regarding fire restrictions in counties throughout Colorado can be found at the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s Fire Bans and Danger page.
Do I need a permit to burn?
When the Sheriff enacts Fire Restrictions due to unsafe burning conditions, agricultural burning will ONLY be allowed through a permitting process at the Sheriff’s Office. The process includes an on-site safety visit BEFORE a permit is issued. Click here to download a permit application.
Get Sheriff Issued Ag Burn Permit here
If there are NO Fire Restrictions, Mesa County Public Health issues permits for open burning for both agricultural and residential during open burn season. Learn more about the process here.
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