County Regulated Open Burning Closed

Gallatin County Emergency Management

Gallatin County regulated Burn Permits through the County’s Fire Control Ordinance is closed as of December 1, 2022.  County Regulated open burning will reopen on March 1, 2023 with the 2023 Burn Permits available for purchase after the first of the year.

Other Burning Options

There are other sections of the Montana Code Annotated that allow other agencies to authorize burning during the winter months.  The most prevalent utilized by private land owners is the Montana DEQ’s Winter Burning program.  Based on air quality, DEQ can authorize individuals to conduct winter burning after they have also activated a Gallatin County DEQ Winter Burning permit (this notifies local agencies that you are burning).  Learn about DEQ Winter Burning at

The DEQ also allows large government land management agencies to burn as Major Burners.  Companies or individuals conducting a logging operation can also conduct burning under their Hazard Reduction Agreement with DNRC.