Burn Restrictions


As of July 28th, 2018
Click the ordinance to see the restrictions for each stage.

Ordinance 06-01
Resolution pertaining to open fires and open burning in unincorporated areas.

EXECUTIVE ORDER – Modifying Burning Restrictions to STAGE II RESTRICTIONS
As of May 10, 2018
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as the Sheriff of Elbert County, Colorado, by Ordinance No. 06-01, as amended by Amendment 1 to Ordinance No. 06-01, and Colorado Revised Statute 30-10-512, I, Sheriff Shayne Heap, hereby issue this Executive Order pertaining to the declaration of the open fire and open burning restrictions.
Elbert County has been under Stage III restrictions, based upon recommendations of local Fire Chiefs and the Elbert County Office of Emergency Management, it is determined that a decrease from STAGE III RESTRICTIONS to STAGE II RESTRICTIONS is warranted.
STAGE II RESTRICTIONS shall prohibit the following activities:
1. Open burning, excepting charcoal grill fires, fires in approved portable exterior fireplaces, and outdoor welding or hot work.
2. Outdoor smoking, excepting smoking within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
3. The sale or use of fireworks.
4. Use of educational rockets.
The STAGE II RESTRICTIONS shall take effect immediately upon the issuance of this Executive Order. The STAGE II RESTRICTIONS shall remain in effect until such time the restrictions are modified by either the Elbert County Sheriff or by the Board of County Commissioners of Elbert County pursuant to Ordinance No. 06-01, as amended.
Elbert County Ordinance 06-01 is available at www.elbertcountysheriff.com under “County Ordinance”.
Sheriff Shayne Heap
Elbert County Sheriff’s Office