Some Boulder County services returned in-person on a limited basis beginning June 1. Most services are still being offered virtually.

Resources are available for those impacted by COVID-19. For help, submit questions or call 720-776-0822 weekdays (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Fire Restrictions were updated on June 2 and remain in effect for western Boulder County. View the flyer and map for more details.

Fire Restrictions

Fire Restrictions

Level 1 Fire Restrictions - April 8, 2020

The Boulder County Commissioners have enacted Level 1 Fire Restrictions, effective Wednesday, April 8, for western Boulder County. The Commissioners and the Sheriff are concerned about the protection of public health, safety, and natural resources by preventing wildfires, as firefighting and law enforcement resources are limited, during the COVID-19 pandemic. See the flyer and map for more details.

Photo of fire ban sign in Boulder County

When a fire ban is enacted, signs like this one are posted around the county.

Information on Fire Restrictions

Fire restrictions can be enacted either by the Sheriff or the Board of County Commissioners when certain outdoor conditions are met.

During any of the following weather events, open burning is not allowed in unincorporated Boulder County from time of issuance until midnight in which the event expires: Red Flag Warning, High Wind Warning, High Wind Watch and Fire Danger Warning. Check the local forecast for up to date information.

It is CRITICAL that visitors and residents alike do everything possible to prevent fires of all kinds. Please do what you can to protect our beautiful lands, homes and wildlife areas from the devastating effects of wildfires.

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Sheriff's Office

Main: 303-441-3600
Alternate: 303-441-4444
Fax: 303-441-4739



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5600 Flatiron Parkway
Boulder, CO 80301
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