Weld County Burn Permit

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING OPEN BURNING 
 
All open burning that takes place within the boundaries of the Poudre Fire Authority’s jurisdiction require a permit. To apply for an Open Burning Permit, you must complete the Application and the Agreement which follows.

Exception: Fires contained in a portable outdoor fire appliance used for pleasure, religious/ceremonial, or cooking.

PERMIT REQUIREMENTS/ CRITERIA

1. You must notify Fire Dispatch 970-416-2600 on the day of and immediately before burning. You must also notify Fire Dispatch upon completion of the burn.

2. You, or a competent and non-impaired person appointed by you, must constantly and physically attend to the fire with appropriate and adequate extinguishing equipment available and ready for immediate use. This permit must be in your, or the person attending the fire, possession at all times during the burn.

3. You shall not burn when current or expected winds exceed 10 miles per hour.

4. You must conduct any burn a minimum of 50 feet away from any structure or other combustible material.

5. You must ensure the burn being conducted is free of rubber, tires, plastics, wire insulation, household rubbish or refuse, paper, cardboard, furniture, construction debris, fencing, treated wood, grass, leaves, yard waste, or any other smoke producing material.

6. Tree limbs shall not exceed four inches in diameter.

7. You shall only burn between sun-rise and sun-down unless the permit states otherwise. Fires must be extinguished by dark. Exceptions are cooking, recreational fires, and bonfires.

8. The above criteria apply to all burns including agricultural burns.

9. Violation of the above conditions can be cited under Colorado Statute and the 2006 International Fire Code in accordance with City of Fort Collins, Town of Timnath and Larimer County code adoptions. 

Contact Information:
Fire Prevention Bureau
102 Remington Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-416-2891

Fire Weather Information:
www.crh.noaa.gov/bou/firewx/fire_mainmap.php
Select zone 215 above 6000’ or zone 238 below 6000’

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Exact Location of Burn:

(Identify nearest intersection or a verifiable address)

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Requested Beginning Date for the use of this permit:

IMPORTANT: Permits will only be issued for use within the current calendar year.  

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Requested Ending Date for the use of this permit:

IMPORTANT: Permits will only be issued for use within the current calendar year.

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Agreement Regarding Open Burning 


Read the following document it its entirety before signing. It affects your legal obligations and liabilities with regard to conducting an open burn.

Having been issued a burn permit to conduct open burning, agree to abide by the criteria and requirements contained on this permit and any Poudre Fire Authority policies that pertain to open burning. I certify that I am the property owner of the property on which the open burn will be conducted or that I have the permission of the property owner or agent of the property owner to conduct the burn. I further acknowledge and agree that failure to follow the requirements and criteria as set forth on the permit will result in revocation of the permit, may cause denial of further permit applications and may subject me to both criminal and civil liability for the cost of any and all Poudre Fire Authority response, as well as liability for injuries and damages to any other persons or property.

I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks and hazards involved in conducting open burning, which risks may include, but are not limited to: property damage, bodily injury and/or death to myself and others and I knowingly and voluntarily assume those risks. In consideration for conducting an open burn pursuant to the permit, I hereby release, discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless, to the extent allowed by law, the Poudre Fire Authority and the City of Fort Collins and all officers, agents, employees, successors and assigns, for any and all causes of action, including but no limited to any act of negligence and for any and all liabilities for injuries or damages caused by me or that may be incurred by me or my property or injuries or damages to any other person or property as a result of or in any way connected to my conducting the open burn.

I further agree to pay Poudre Fire Authority $150.00 per hour per responding truck or engine should Poudre Fire Authority respond to my burn site due to any violation of the burn permit requirements and criteria. 

Poudre Fire Authority reserves the right to cancel this permit at any time if public interest warrants it. The holder of this permit is therefore cautioned and charged that he/she alone assumes full responsibility to exercise the utmost care and judgment before igniting fires. This application must be completed in its entirety, including signature and date.
Agreement Regarding Open Burning Read the following document it its entirety before signing. It affects your legal obligations and liabilities with regard to conducting an open burn. Having been issued a burn permit to conduct open burning, agree to abide by the criteria and requirements contained on this permit and any Poudre Fire Authority policies that pertain to open burning. I certify that I am the property owner of the property on which the open burn will be conducted or that I have the permission of the property owner or agent of the property owner to conduct the burn. I further acknowledge and agree that failure to follow the requirements and criteria as set forth on the permit will result in revocation of the permit, may cause denial of further permit applications and may subject me to both criminal and civil liability for the cost of any and all Poudre Fire Authority response, as well as liability for injuries and damages to any other persons or property. I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks and hazards involved in conducting open burning, which risks may include, but are not limited to: property damage, bodily injury and/or death to myself and others and I knowingly and voluntarily assume those risks. In consideration for conducting an open burn pursuant to the permit, I hereby release, discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless, to the extent allowed by law, the Poudre Fire Authority and the City of Fort Collins and all officers, agents, employees, successors and assigns, for any and all causes of action, including but no limited to any act of negligence and for any and all liabilities for injuries or damages caused by me or that may be incurred by me or my property or injuries or damages to any other person or property as a result of or in any way connected to my conducting the open burn. I further agree to pay Poudre Fire Authority $150.00 per hour per responding truck or engine should Poudre Fire Authority respond to my burn site due to any violation of the burn permit requirements and criteria. Poudre Fire Authority reserves the right to cancel this permit at any time if public interest warrants it. The holder of this permit is therefore cautioned and charged that he/she alone assumes full responsibility to exercise the utmost care and judgment before igniting fires. This application must be completed in its entirety, including signature and date.
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