The Durango Fire Protection District has safety and permit-process guidelines for open burns within La Plata County and the fire protection district.
To apply for a permit, visit http://bit.ly/2mA7SfQ. Completed applications can be delivered to Durango Fire Protection District, 104 Sheppard Drive, from noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday or Friday.Applications are not required for expired permits. To renew a permit, call 382-6000.Before conducting a burn, central dispatch, 385-2900, must be notified. Burn piles must be 4 square feet or smaller and contain only natural vegetation 6 inches in diameter or smaller. Larger burns may require a smoke permit from the state of Colorado. Materials that cannot be burned include coated or treated wood products, tree stumps, cut lumber, construction debris, plastics, tires, rubber and other chemical products.DFPD can provide assistance. Fees are $50 an hour, per truck. To request assistance, visit www.durangofire.org/burn-attendance-form.htm.Open burns are not permitted within Durango city limits.For more information, call 382-6000 or visit www.durangofire.org.