What happens if I burn without a permit?
Per the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Quality Control Commission Regulation 9 provides guidelines or open burning. Burning without a permit or burning of prohibited materials can lead to a sizable civil penalty of up to $10,000 per day. (per C.R.S. 25-7-123) GET A PERMIT BEFORE YOU BURN!
What materials are not allowed to be burned?
Tree stumps, tires, chemicals, plastic, cut lumber, construction debris, trash. Burning of these materials produces pollution that is harmful to the environment and the health of you and your neighbors!
What materials may be burned?
Untreated, natural wood (sticks and branches), leaves, dry prairie grass, slash, weeds. All burns must be performed in open piles. Burning in barrels or incinerators is not allowed.
What is agricultural burning?
Agricultural burning is the burning of water conveyance ditches and/or fields to prepare land for the planting of COMMERCIAL CROPS. Land zoned as “agricultural” does not automatically provide exemption from open burn permitting.