Burning Permits can be acquired at the following locations:
In person at DNRC offices (Kalispell, Swan, Stillwater)
In person at Flathead County Environmental Health (2nd floor of South Campus Building)
In person at Bigfork Fire Department
Please remember that debris burning is not allowed within city limits of Kalispell, Whitefish, or Columbia Falls.
|December 1 – February 29
||No open burning (Season Closed)
|March 1-April 30
|| Open burning. No burning permit required. Air Quality compliance required.
|May 1-June 30
||Burning permit required from DNRC(Department of Natural Resources and Conservation). Air Quality compliance required.
|July 1 -September 30
||No burning in Flathead County and some Lake County RFD’s. May be earlier or later due to fire conditions
|October 1 – November 30
||Open burning. No burning permit required. Air Quality compliance required.
If you have further questions regarding air quality, please call 751-8130.
Burning permits are not required for campfires. Under state law, a campfire is defined as a fire set for cooking, warming or ceremonial purposes; not more than 4 feet in diameter or height and cleared of overhanging branches. All combustible material should be cleared at least 1-1/2 times the diameter of the fire.
Never leave your campfire unattended and keep your shovel and bucket handy. Most importantly, do not abandon your campfire until you are sure your fire is DEAD OUT. Prevent forest fires, build safe campfires, and stay with them until they are DEAD OUT. Only YOU can prevent wildfires.
1035 1st Ave West
Kalispell, MT 59901 – 2nd Floor
406-751-8130 main line Office Hours
406-751-8131 fax Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 am -5 pm
406-751-8144 air quality line Wednesday Closed 8:00am -9:30am Open 9:30am -5 pm