Within the Larkspur Fire Protection District (LFPD), all outdoor burning of wood or vegetation requires a permit issued by the LFPD. This applies to fire pits, campfires or agricultural burning. Getting a permit is a two-step process, as you must have your burn location inspected prior to applying. Please view or download this document which describes the permit process and campfire/fire pit regulations.
Our policy on burn permits has recently changed.
If your burn pit has not yet been inspected in 2023, you will need to schedule a burn pit, location for burning inspection prior to a burn permit being issued. Additionally, there is now a $10.00 fee for a burn permit, however, the permit is good between March 1st of each year without having to request multiple permits for burning.
Please contact Fire Marshal Bill Diershow, to schedule the pit inspection. We can do the permit for your approved location to burn and the new burn permit on the same day.
Bill Diershow, Fire Marshal, Larkspur Fire Protection District
When high fire danger threatens lives and property, the State of Colorado, Douglas County, and/or the Town of Larkspur may implement restrictions on fire related activities. A burn permit from LFPD does not supersede such restrictions and the LFPD may stop issuing burn permits prior to fire restrictions by other agencies. An activity that may be allowed under certain restrictions may not be allowed under the Larkspur Fire Protection District Permit. Watch this site for information about restrictions on open burning and fireworks.