Montezuma County Penalties for Fire Violations

Public Information on possible Penalties for Fire Violations

Montezuma County Burn Ban Ordinance 2-2015 Resolution 7-2020

  • Class 2 Petty Offense, up to $1,000.00 plus $10.00 surcharge

C.R.S. 42-4-1406 Expel Lighted Cigarette or Burning Material from a Vehicle

  • Class 2 Misdemeanor, 3 months jail/$250 fine to 12 months jail/$1,000.00 fine

C.R.S. 18-13-109 Setting Fire to Woods or Prairie

  • Class 2 Misdemeanor, 3 months jail/$250 fine to 12 months jail/$1,000.00 fine Violation of this Statue if Fire Ban is in Effect
  • Class 6 Felony, 1 year to 18 months imprisonment

C.R.S. 18-13-109.5 Intentionally Setting Wildfire

  • Class 3 Felony, 4 years to 12 years imprisonment

C.R.S. 18-4-102 First Degree Arson

  • Class 3 Felony, 4 years to 12 years imprisonment

C.R.S. 18-4-103 Second Degree Arson

  • Class 4 Felony if damage is one hundred dollars or more (2 years to 6 years imprisonment)
  • Class 2 Misdemeanor if damage is less than one hundred dollars (3 months jail/$250 fine to 12 months jail/$1,000.00 fine)

C.R.S. 18-4-104 Third Degree Arson

  • Class 4 Felony, 2 years to 6 years imprisonment

C.R.S. 18-4-105 Fourth Degree Arson

  • Class 4 Felony, if a person is endangered, 2 years to 6 years imprisonment
  • Class 2 Misdemeanor, if only property in danger valued at more than one hundred dollars (3 months jail/$250 fine to 12 months jail/$1,000.00 fine)
  • Class 3 Misdemeanor, if only property in danger valued at less than one hundred dollars ($50.00 fine to 6 months jail/$750.00 fine)

Alerts

2022

BOCC Meetings
2022
2020
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Workshop Meetings

Chairman

Jim Candelaria (District 1) Phone: (970) 749-3841

Vice Chairman

Kent Lindsay (District 2) Phone: (970) 560-1471

Commissioner of Deeds

Gerald Koppenhafer (District 3) Phone: 970-749-0262
Contact Montezuma County Vice-Chairman, Jim Candelaria  (District 1)
Contact Montezuma County Commissioner Kent Lindsay (District 2)
Contact Montezuma County Commissioner Gerald Koppenhafer (District 3)

There are currently NO Fire restrictions in Montezuma County

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