Goals of the Open Burning Permitting System

  • To educate the public regarding how to safely use fire as a tool to dispose of unwanted slash or approved debris thereby reducing the potential for property damage and injuries.
  • To assist in the reduction of hazard fuels on private, State and Federal properties which would be beneficial to the safety of the general public by reducing the threat of unwanted wildfires.
  • To reduce the number of false or nuisance calls related to open burning.
  • To reduce the number of “Out of Control” burns in La Plata County.

Burn permits will be issued between noon and 5 pm Monday through Thursday.
Please call Travis Schmitt at 970-238-0115 or fill out the above application below.