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Burn Restrictions

County-wide restrictions on outdoor burning (other than recreational fires) are put in place in the best interest of the safety of the public, fire fighters, and first responders. Land clearing and yard debris burns are generally prohibited beginning July 1st and continuing through September 30th of each year. Restrictions are recommended by the Jefferson County Fire Chiefs, the Jefferson County Fire Marshal, and the Board of County Commissioners and established under Jefferson County Resolution No. 30-05. The burn restrictions may also apply to recreational fires. See News and Notices on the Home page for up-to-date information.  

A recreational fire is defined as outdoor fire burning materials other than rubbish where the fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fire place, portable outdoor fire place, barbeque grill or barbeque pit and has a total fuel area of 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purpose. Fires used for debris or rubbish disposal are not considered recreational fires and are illegal.