OUTDOOR BURNING in Missoula County
want to prevent unwanted fire
and its more destructive effects. One way to do this is to regulate the use of fire through
a burn permit system. Local fire officials
, cooperating with the Missoula City-County Health Department, have been issuing burning
permits since the 1990s. The result has been a reduction in the number of fire escapes and 911 calls leading to non-critical dispatch.
MCFPA members use an ONLINE BURN PERMIT
system. Implemented in 2012, this approach is SEASONAL
and helps with permitting, reporting,
and tracking wanted/temporary outdoor burns within the county. The online system is particularly useful in rural areas where
local fire service depends on volunteers.
SO we ask you to become a partner with the MCFPA. Use fire wisely and with an
appropriate permit when it's outdoors. Learn how to prepare for wildland fire, and visit here often for useful news and
Thanks for stopping by today.
Always use the BURNING PERMIT system in Missoula County. And, if you see an illegal or unwanted fire, please CALL 9-1-1.
in Missoula County
Last Updated: March 1, 2017
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BURN PERMIT SYSTEM
FIRE Safety Information
5 STEPS NEEDED
2. Got Your PERMIT ?
your Permit ?
SAFETY TIPS ?
5. FINISHED by
4 pm ?
GOT YOUR BURN PERMIT NUMBER?
Keep your Burn Permit handy -- for the day of your burn and for the Permit Number. You'll need your Burn
Permit Number to activate your permit and you can keep this Permit Number year after year. We'll even send
you a renewal postcard with your Permit number each year in the spring. You can also call the Missoula City-
Missoula County ONLINE BURN PERMIT SYSTEM OPEN as of March 1st
OUTDOOR BURNING in Missoula County Montana is governed by an Online Permit System during two Outdoor Burning
Seasons. There are two types of Burn Permits in the Fall: Prescribed Wildland & Essential Agriculture. Yard Debris Burns are not allowed until the Spring. Burn Permits cost $5 and must be activated the day you burn.
can also obtain a County Burn Permit through your rural fire station, but call ahead to make sure the office is open. Missoula City
residents must obtain Burn Permits from the Missoula City-County Health Dept. Call (406) 258-4755 or stop by 301 Alder
You must activate your Permit on the day of your burn (after 9 am) by calling
you can activate Permit Online.
NO burning of leaves & grass
**CALL TO ACTIVATE Your BURN PERMIT (FREE): 1-888-583-6497