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: June 15, 2015
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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
Permit Number to activate your permit and you can keep this same Permit Number year after year. We'll
even send you a renewal postcard with your number in the spring. You can also call the Missoula City-
Missoula County's ONLINE BURN PERMIT SYSTEM IS CLOSED
You 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 Street.
You must activate your Burn Permit on the day of your burn (after 9 am) by calling
1-888-583-6497. Or you can activate your Permit Online.
NO Outdoor Burning Allowed
**CALL TO ACTIVATE Your BURN PERMIT (FREE): 1-888-583-6497