Open burn smoke permits

Open burn smoke permits are for 50 or fewer piles to burn in the current calendar year and each pile is small enough that it will be out cold by sunset. Pile size is limited to 8'x8'x8' (512 cubic feet). Larger burns may require a smoke management permit.
If you wish to open burn in the following counties, please contact the local county health department for a permit:

All other counties require a state permit. Please apply below.

Please send the completed application to:
Fax: 303-782-0278
Open Burning Coordinator
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
For questions, please contact the Air Pollution Control Division at 303-692-3268.


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