Open Burning in the Basalt Fire District

Open Burning is allowed October 1st through May 31st. Download a permit here, or stop by the District Headquarters in El Jebel, Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm.

Our Mission

The primary mission of the Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District is to provide emergency and non-emergency services for the protection of life and property in Pitkin and Eagle County, Colorado. The department provides 24-hour emergency response to a wide variety of critical situations, including fires, explosions, hazardous materials incidents, medical emergencies, accidents and miscellaneous public assistance requests. In addition, the department operates active fire prevention and emergency preparedness programs which provides for fire inspections, hazardous process permitting, fire code enforcement, community education and business emergency planning in accordance with Colorado laws.

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1089 JW Drive
Carbondale, CO 81623

Burn Permits


Open burning is allowed October 1st through May 31st. Click the links below for a burn permit:

Burn Permit- Eagle – Online

Burn Permit- Pitkin

For Pitkin County, please print and fill out the burn permit, then fax it to: (970) 704-0625. You may also fill it out, scan it and email it as an attachment to: Call our office at (970) 704-0675 for questions.

Eagle County no longer accepts paper permits, they must be completed online with a valid email address.

Please Note: For the permit to be valid, it must have our signature and a permit number. All permits will be issued for a 14-day period and can be renewed by phone within the same calendar year.

You do not need a burn permits for bonfires or campfires, but it is recommended. Click here for guidelines on recreational fires.

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Wildfire Information

Check out the links below for valuable resources and information regarding wildfire preparedness and education.

Pitkin County Wildfire

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Fire Ban Questions

The fire district is located in both Eagle and Pitkin Counties. The responsibility of initiating or rescinding fire bans falls to the sheriffs of both of these counties. Please direct any questions you may have to the Sheriff’s office in your county. To obtain a burn permit please go here.

Eagle County Sheriff's Office
(970) 328-8500

Pitkin County Sheriff's Office
(970) 920-5300