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Always Follow
BURN PERMIT
Rules & Regulations
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Missoula County -
BURN PERMIT RULES & REGULATIONS
Missoula County Montana, from Lolo to Seeley Lake, has two Outdoor Burning Seasons. Each season requires a $5 Burn Permit  and has limitations on what, when and where residents can burn
see information below*
 
Also, the City of Missoula has an Air Stagnation Zone, which allows NO OUTDOOR BURNING.
 
Three categories of Burn Permits are available the first of March each year.  They address yard waste disposal as well as agriculture and forested landowner needs. Note: Burn in March and April, if possible. Permits are typically suspended by July, due to fire danger conditions.
 
Burns on public lands, such as those managed by the US Forest Service in Montana and Idaho, are managed by the Airshed Management System.
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BURN PERMITS
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WHEN you can burn:
Once you have your Burn Permit, choose a calm day after 9 am for your burn (see Five Steps to Legal Safe Burn:  Fire Out By 4 pm >>>).
DO NOT LIGHT your fire when wind or weather conditions make it hazardous to burn. Burning is typically closed on those days with hazardous conditions. BEFORE YOU BURN, always CALL to ACTIVATE YOUR PERMIT.  Free Call at 1-888-583-6497 or go to www.BurnPermit.mt.gov .
 
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* The Airshed Management System manages landscape-scale burns on Montana's public lands. This is a separate system from the Missoula County Burn Permit System.
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AIR STAGNATION ZONE
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NO Outdoor Burning Allowed
GOT YOUR BURN PERMIT NUMBER?
Keep your Burn Permit handy for important reasons. Read Burn Permit webpage....
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Missoula County MT BURN PERMIT
SEASONS & CATEGORIES
 
SPRING
GENERAL
BURNING
 
ESSENTIAL AGRICULTURE
 
PRESCRIBED WILDLAND
 
FALL
ESSENTIAL AGRICULTURE
 
PRESCRIBED WILDLAND
Missoula County Fall Burning - MCFPA.org
Missoula County Fall Burning - MCFPA.org
WHAT You CANNOT BURN:
* Wastes generated by a business.
 
* Material moved from other locations to your property.
 
* Piles of leaves or grass clippings cannot be burned IF YOU LIVE  within the Air Stagnation Zone, which includes the City of Missoula and an area roughly 4 1/2 miles around it. Leaves and clippings simply produce too much smoke.
NOTE MISSOULA
CITY RESIDENTS
 To Burn Outdoors in the City of Missoula in the Spring, permits must be obtained in person from the Missoula City-County Health Department AND inspection of the burn site is required !  No burning is allowed in the Missoula Area+ Stagnation Zone.
WHAT You CAN BURN:
* ONLY natural vegetation and untreated dimensional lumber 
Must be generated on your property. Burning prohibited materials can produce harmful smoke or even cause explosions and you can be charged with illegal burning.
Missoula County Fall Burning - MCFPA.org
Missoula County Fall Burning - MCFPA.org
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Airshed Maps + 
The topography of Missoula County creates three airsheds, Special Impact Zones maintain air quality in a few areas of the Missoula Valley.
FIND out if you're in this Zone with our Airshed Maps.  You can also contact the
Missoula City County Health Department at (406) 258-4755. Or check with your local fire department or wildland agency.
 
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General Outdoors
Spring Burning:  Mar 1 - Aug 31
General Outdoor Burning
DO NOT BURN
household garbage dead animals animal droppings treated wood chemicals or synthetics (rubber and plastics)
 
 
Fall Burning:  Oct 1 - Nov 30
WHAT YOU CAN BURN (see above).
No General Outdoor Burning Essential Agriculture & Prescribed Wildland Burning ONLY
FALL Burning
(Oct 1 - Nov 30) Essential Agriculture & Prescribed Wildland.
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 Missoula County Montana Burn Permit System
OUTDOOR BURNING in Missoula County
MCFPA members 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 updates! 
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