Burn Permits

Open Burn Permits are issued by the Yellowstone County Emergency and General Services Office in the Yellowstone County Courthouse. The locations of all approved burns in Yellowstone County are tracked so emergency services can more easily determine whether a smoke plume or fire is an emergency such as a wildfire or structural fire. Please thoroughly read through the warnings and frequently asked questions on the county’s website.

Open burning permits can be purchased online at:


Or they can be purchased in person at:

Yellowstone County DES office
Stillwater Building – 3rd floor
316 North 26th Street
Billings MT 59101 

If you have any questions, please contact the DES office at 256.2775. Or visit the Yellowstone County DES website.