ACFR does not allow open burning other than for agricultural needs.
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.
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.
- 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.