Open Burning Ends in Gallatin County on Nov. 30

GCEM Media Release


For immediate release: Nov. 2, 2022

Media contact:
Patrick Lonergan, Chief of Gallatin County Emergency Management and Fire


Open Burning Ends in Gallatin County on Nov. 30

There are only a few more weeks of open burning left in the season in Gallatin County.

Open burning in Gallatin County ends on November 30, and will reopen on March 1.

If you still have burning projects you need to get done before the end of the month, remember that burn permits are required. Permits can be obtained online at or in person at the following locations:

  • Bozeman Fire Department – 901 N. Rouse Ave., Bozeman
  • Central Valley Fire District – 215 Wings Way, Belgrade
  • Gallatin County Treasurer’s Office – 311 W. Main St., room 103, Bozeman
  • Three Forks Community Library – 607 N. Main St., Three Forks

Permits can be activated online or by calling 1-888-540-8131.

More information on what you can and cannot burn, and the current open burning status in your fire district, can be found here.

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality can permit burning during the winter depending on conditions. Those wishing to conduct a burning project from Dec. 1 to Feb. 28 must apply and request a Burner Identification Number at least two weeks ahead of time. The morning you wish to burn, you must then contact the DEQ meteorologist to receive approval to burn. If approval is granted, you then must activate a purchased Gallatin County DEQ Notification permit at

More information on winter burning can be found here.

Gallatin County Extension is hosting a free forest debris pile burning practicum on Friday, Nov. 18. To learn more about the course and to register, visit here.


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