Burn Permits


Steps required for obtaining a burn permit have changed. Unfortunately, the convenience of obtaining the permit from Berthoud Fire Protection District is no longer available. Berthoud Fire Protection District provides coverage for three different counties and each county has their own process for issuing burn permits, please look below at the county you will be burning in for further information.

There are several exemptions as to whether or not you need to obtain a burn permit. You may call their offices before going there to be sure you need one at (970) 304-6415 or (970) 304-6411. The required authorities here at the fire department also need to be notified via a phone call from you after you have received approval from Weld County. Generally, the duty crew will want to do a site survey to ensure what you are burning is safe and to see the conditions around the burning area.

All Counties: On the day you are ready to burn and after all approvals have been received, ensure burning is permitted and there is no “Red- Flag” for that day- (questions, call 970-532-2264), or if you are passing through town, look for the red flag flying at either station in Berthoud. Generally, if there is a burn ban in effect, our homepage will warn you against burning.

If you see this flag or have visited our website with the “no burning” posted, please recognize that due to weather conditions and warnings, all burning is banned and we strongly urge you not to do so for your safety, and the safety of others and their property. Fines and legalities will be issued upon disregard of these conditions. For more open burning safety tips and regulations.