When can I legally burn?
  • The 2011 burn season begins January 1st and ends December 31st. Burn Permits will be available starting April 4th via the website and cannot be obtained before this date.
  • Due to weather or other applicable conditions, burning may be closed on any given day. If burning is closed, you are prohibited from burning in Cascade County and the website and automated phone system will prevent you from activating your permit.
  • From October 1st to November 30th, you are also required to check the air quality for your area prior to burning. You may do so by calling the Ventilation Hotline at 406-444-3490 or 800-225-6779 on the weekends.

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1. Why do we issue permits?
2. Why are we changing the way burn permits are issued?
3. Why is there a cost now for my burn permit?
4. How do I obtain a burn permit?
5. How do I activate my burn permit?
6. What responsibilities am I assuming when I light my burn?
7. What are the possible fines?
8. When can I legally burn?
9. Where can I legally burn?
10. Who can I call if I still have questions?