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Gallatin County Burn Permits

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Amsterdam Fire District

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Big Sky Fire Department

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Bozeman Fire Department

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Bridger Canyon Fire District

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Central Valley Fire District

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Clarkston Fire Service Area

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

County Fire (unprotected)

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Forest Service

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Fort Ellis Fire Service Area

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Gallatin Gateway Fire District

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Gallatin River Ranch Fire District

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Hebgen Basin Fire District

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Hyalite Fire District

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Manhattan Fire District

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Sedan Fire District

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Three Forks Fire District

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Willow Creek Fire District

It is currently outside of open burning season. Local fire protection agencies can only issue burn permits between March 1 and November 30 each year. Depending on your desired activity, it is possible that you may be able to obtain a winter burning permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who must obtain a burn permit?

Anyone conducting open burning in Gallatin County.

How can I obtain a burn permit?

You may register online using this website, or you can visit us in person.

What can I not burn?

You are not allowed to burn prohibited materials as outlined in the Montana Department of Environmental Quality's air quality regulations found at ARM 17.8.604. This includes, but is not limited to buildings, asphalt shingles, campers, garbage, railroad ties, plastic products, paper products, cardboard, manure, dead animals, etc.

What is a recreational fire?

A fire for recreational purposes less than 48" in diameter (36" in Bozeman) . Prohibited items from burning still apply. A burn permit is not needed for recreational fires.

Where can I see more information about open burning in Gallatin County.

Please visit https://www.readygallatin.com/open-burning.

Who has the authority for open burning?

The authority for authorizing (opening and closing) open burning rests with the Fire Chief of the fire protection agency having jurisdiction for where you are. Gallatin County Emergency Management administers the system on behalf of the fire protection jurisdictions to maintain a common system across the county.

What is a Burn Ban?

In some severe situations, the Gallatin County Commission may implement high fire danger areas (commonly referred to as burn bans). When this is implemented, additional restrictions are put into place to minimize the risk of new fire ignitions.

When do I need to activate my permit?

You must activate your permit each day you conduct open burning.