Fire Restrictions

Due to extreme fire danger, Stage 2 Fire restrictions are in place.  Open burning of any kind is not allowed.  Special permits for agricultural burns during fire restrictions are obtained through the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and require an on-site visit.

Effective August 20: There is also a 30-day statewide fire ban in effect.

Open Burn Season

SPECIAL NOTICE:  Due to current fire restrictions, Mesa County Public Health can’t issue burn permits.

Please use our online portal to submit your application.

Residential Burn Permits allow burning only during the designated burn seasons.

In Mesa County those dates are:

  • Spring Open Burn Season – March 1 through May 31
  • Fall Open Burn Season – September 1 through October 31

In the City of Grand Junction those dates are:

  • Spring Open Burn Season – March 1 through April 30
  • Fall Open Burn Season – September 1 through September 30

Agricultural open burning is allowed year-round.

New in 2020: City residents can apply for a Burn Permit through Mesa County Public Health. Permits within the City of Grand Junction were previously handled by the Grand Junction Fire Department.

If you have questions about the online system, call us at 970-248-6900. If you wish to apply in person, please visit us at 510 29 1/2 Road.

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