As of May 20, 2020, Archuleta County is in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Per the Archuleta County Ordinance 2020, regardless of location, prohibited are:
-Open Burning
-Burn Barrels
-Agricultural Burning
-Use of explosive materials
-Personal fireworks of any kind

Outside of developed areas – Please refer to your local Ranger District, Bureau of Land Management or Southern Ute Indian Tribe

In developed urban areas within Unincorporated Archuleta County Allowed are:
-Charcoal fires in suitable containers and Gas grills for barbecues at residences
-Camp stoves, grills or lights fueled by bottled gas
-Fires in permanent fire pits with 4-foot clearance from combustible material

For any questions regarding the Stage 1 Fire Ban, please contact Archuleta County.

Station 1 – Admin Offices

191 North Pagosa Blvd.
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Hours: Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon & 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of the Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Office closure and Burn Permit Process

In response to the COVID-19 situation the PFPD will be closing the Administrative Offices to public access effective March 18th. For burn permits please see instructions below:

1. Go to
2. Download Burn Permit Application Form and print.
3. Fill out the application form. Make sure to provide all the information asked on the form, including initials and signature.
4. Burn permit application form may be submitted via email. Please email form to Jasmin at
5. A burn permit will be issued as soon as a complete application form is received. Copy of burn permit will be emailed to the applicant.
6. Burn Permit is $10.00 and valid from the time of purchase until the end of the calendar year.
7. We can only accept check as a form of payment at this time. Please make check payment to Pagosa Fire Protection District and mail it to 191 N. Pagosa Blvd., Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.

Please call the Administrative Office at 970-731-4191 for any questions regarding burn permit.
For all other Administrative and Fire Prevention needs please contact us at 970-731-4191 and we can set an appointment as necessary.

Our goal is to always be available to the community and our number one priority is Emergency Response. If you have an emergency please call 911.
Thank you for your understanding and compliance.

Contact Us

Administrative Offices
Station 1
191 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Office Number: (970) 731-4191

Fax Number: (970) 731-4194