Indoor burning restrictions

Recorded air quality advisory hotline
Recorded indoor burning hotline
For complaints and general questions:

Restrictions apply November-March

  • The graphic above shows expected air quality conditions for metro Denver.
  • During the winter high pollution season (November-March), the graphic indicates whether an air quality Action Day is in effect. During an air quality Action Day, indoor burning is restricted in the seven metro Denver counties:

Burning Restrictions Map

  • Denver.
  • Boulder.
  • Broomfield.
  • Douglas.
  • Jefferson.
  • Areas west of Kiowa Creek in Adams and Arapahoe counties.

  • People living above 7,000 feet.
  • Those who use:
    • Phase II EPA-certified stoves.
    • Colorado-approved pellet stoves.
    • Approved masonry heaters.
  • Those whose stoves or fireplaces are their primary source of heat.
Residents are also asked to voluntarily limit driving on Action Days.
On days that aren’t air quality Action Days, no restrictions are in place.