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Open Burn Regulations

For more information, please call 303-539-6862.

Please check the Adams County Sheriff’s office website for current burn restrictions. If there is nothing listed on the ACSO website, there are no burn restrictions. 

https://adamssheriff.org/oem/fire-restrictions-and-burn-permits

LEVEL 1 – RESTRICTIONS REQUIRED DUE TO SEVERE DRY CONDITIONS

The following acts are prohibited in unincorporated Adams County until further notice:

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using any fire or campfire.
    EXEMPTIONS:

    • Persons with a VALID WRITTEN PERMIT from the Fire Chief that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act. Check with appropriate Fire District for permit requirements, if any.
    • Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
    • Any fires contained within a liquid fuel or gas stove, fireplaces within buildings, and charcoal or propane grill fires at private residences.
    • A fire within a permanently constructed fire grate in a developed campground.
    • The burning of household trash when contained within a fireproof container sufficiently maintained to prevent escaping flame or burning material from the bottom or sides and screened sufficiently on top to prevent the release of burning material and located in the center of an area at least ten feet (10’) in diameter from which all flammable material has been removed.

NOTE: Declarations of “FIRE WEATHER WATCH” by the National Weather Service for Adams County will automatically place fire restrictions to LEVEL 1.

LEVEL 2 – EXTREME CONDITIONS, NO OPEN BURNING ALLOWED

No open burning is allowed until further notice. Those having burn permits issued by the Fire Chief CANNOT burn during Level 2.

NOTE: Declarations of “RED FLAG WARNING” by the National Weather Service for Adams County will automatically place fire restrictions to LEVEL 2.

Adams County Sherriff Information

Headquarters

332 N. 19th Ave.
Brighton CO, 80601

(313) 655-3210

Detective & Patrol Division

4201 E. 72nd Ave., Suite C
Commerce City CO, 80022

(720) 322-1313

Jail Division

150 N. 19th Ave.
Brighton CO, 80601

(313) 654-1850

Flatrock Training

23600 E. 128th Ave.
Commerce City CO, 80022

(720) 523-7500