• Slash burning ordinance passed by Gilpin County Commissioners as of Dec 20, 2011.Burning slash can be a cost-effective method of reducing hazardous fuels on private lands. 
    • To burn slash on your property, you must have two permits - one from the county and one from the state (for smoke).
    • Burning without the permits will result in fines.

      For more information, read the slash pile burn brochure.

  • Gilpin County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) - on Gilpin County website
  • Gilpin County fire protection is provided by volunteers from Gilpin County. Volunteer today -- call Timberline Fire Protection District at 202-582-5768.

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