Fire Restrictions

Fire restriction information

 
During periods of high/extreme fire danger, Douglas County and the Town of Castle Rock will enact fire restrictions.  
 

Stage 1 fire restriction currently in place.


Douglas County and the Town of Castle Rock have implemented fire restrictions, effective Oct. 17, 2016. For this an other Town news, sign up for notifications.

Stage 1


Not allowed:
  • Open burning of any kind
  • Use of fireworks
Allowed:
  • Fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fireplaces within buildings, charcoal grill fires within developed residential or commercial areas, and fires within wood burning stoves within buildings only.
  • Professional fireworks displays permitted according to section 12-28-103 of the C.R.S.
  • Fire suppression or fire department training fires.
  • Small recreational fires at developed picnic or campground sites contained in fixed permanent metal/steel fire pits (rock fire rings are considered temporary and not permanent) with flame lengths not in excess of 4 feet.
  • Residential use of charcoal grills, Tiki torches, fires in chimineas or other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits, as long as the fires are supervised at all times by a responsible person at least 18 years old.
  • Professional fireworks displays.
Violation of these fire restrictions is a Class-2 Petty Offense, punishable by up to a $1000.00 fine and a $10.00 surcharge

Stage 2

  
Not allowed:
  • Open burning of any kind.
  • Use of fireworks – including professional firework displays.
  • Use of fires in chimineas, other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits.
  • Campfires at developed campgrounds or picnic areas.
  • Tiki torches.
  • Residential use of charcoal grill fires.
Allowed:
  • Fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, grills, or fire pits.
  • Fire suppression or fire department training fires.
Violation of these fire restrictions is a Class-2 Petty Offense, punishable by up to a $1000.00 fine and a $10.00 surcharge.

For more detailed information, download our fire restrictions form.