The burning of wood, leaves, weeds, and campfires are controlled burns. In order to conduct such activities, please request a permit by either:
A. Filling out the online form HERE
B. Following the below instructions.
Controlled Burn Permission Process
LINCOLN COUNTY BURN RESTRICTIONS - Please Call Your Fire District for Current Level
Please review the levels. If you have any questions contact the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
LEVEL 1 – NO BURNING RESTRICTIONS - Controlled Burns have to be called into the Lincoln County Dispatch 719-743-2426
LEVEL 2 – RESTRICTIONS REQUIRED DUE TO SEVERELY DRY CONDITIONS
The following acts are prohibited in unincorporated Lincoln County until further notice:
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using any fire or campfire, except a fire within a permanent constructed fire grate in a developed campground.
A. Persons with a VALID PERMIT from the Hugo Fire Protection District that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
B. Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
C. Any fires contained within a liquid fuel or gas stove, fireplaces within buildings, and charcoal or propane grill fires at private residences.
NOTE: Declarations of “FIRE WEATHER WATCH” by the National Weather Service for Lincoln County will automatically place fire restrictions to LEVEL 2
LEVEL 3 – EXTREME CONDITIONS, NO OPEN BURNING ALLOWED
No open burning is allowed until further notice. Those having burn permits issued by the Limon Area Fire Protection District CANNOT burn during Level 3.