In accordance with the State Fire Marshal, we will follow the usual summer burn permit prohibition from June 1st, until approximately October 1st.
As in the past, permits will be issued only for agriculture, which is related to an occupation. It is still necessary for persons seeking a permit for an agriculture-related fire need to notify the department chief or fire official in the department district in which you reside. The following are a list of departments in Uintah County. Vernal – Uintah County Fire Department, Naples Fire Department, Jensen Fire Department, Lapoint-Tridell Fire Department, Avalon Fire Department, Ballard City (Covered by Roosevelt FD). These numbers are available in any phone book. Do not call central dispatch ( 911) to try to get a permit.
If you have any questions on which chief or official you will need to contact, call the Uintah County Fire Marshal's Office at 781-4964.
Once you have received your burn permit, the following guidelines must be met:
- You must contact the chief who has jurisdiction of the area in which you will be burning.
- The fire must be attended at all times (person must be 18 years of age or older).
- All fires must be put out by dusk.
- You cannot burn any plastics, tires, hazardous chemicals, etc.
- Burn piles and fire are to be kept small.
- All open burns should be kept at least 50 feet from any buildings or other construction
- You must have a water source near the fire during the burn.
- If there are complaints from neighbors or the smoke obstructs traffic, you might be asked to extinguish your fire.
If you reside on BLM, Forest, or Indian lands you will need to contact their local officials to receive a burn permit and regulations.
This is just the first wave of fire restrictions. Additional restrictions will be announced and enforced as the wild land fire season begins, based on the fire danger that is expected to be high again this summer. Check back periodically for updates.
We appreciate your desire to be in compliance with the fire restrictions in place in Uintah County.