Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District
166 Second St.
Monument, CO 80132
Who We Are
Note from El Paso County, Colorado
Effective July 1, 2012, the El Paso County Board of Health established an open burning permit process for El Paso County. In some cases, El Paso County residents have mistakenly directed their requests for open burning permits to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The above attachment is provided to help disseminate the correct information. As explained in the attached document, the open burning permits issued by El Paso County Public Health are for small non-recreational fires by individual property owners, and are not intended for prescribed fires, agricultural burning, and training fires that meet the requirements of NFPA Standard 1403. Please feel free to distribute the information as you see fit, and please contact me if you have further questions.
Jim Goodwin, REHS
Environmental Health Supervisor
El Paso County Public Health
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 2044
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Burn Permits:-All cooking fire pits are acceptable providing that the pit is no greater than three feet in diameter and must have a screen over the fire with water on site. In addition, fire must be constantly monitored until it is out.
Any and all open burning requirements are as follows:
a) No burning trash or tree limbs on open grasslands.
b) Controlled burns shall not be conducted 50 ft. of a structure or combustible material. Contact TLMFPD Fire Marshal during business hours to schedule date and time to inspect site. Campfires need to be at least 25 ft. away from structures and/or combustible material. All need constant attendance until fire is extinguished. Portable outdoor fireplaces do not need permits to burn. They shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and shall not be operated within 15 ft. of a structure and/or combustible material.
c) Refer to our "News" page on our website to assure that there is no fire ban prior to use.