Custer County Online Burn Permits

June 30, 2022 Cory Cheguis

Fire Warden/D.E.S. Coordinator

Phone: 406-874-4024

Custer County Announces Online Burn Permits

Miles City, Mont. – The citizens of Custer County can now obtain a burn permit online without even leaving home.

The Custer County Burn Permit service – found at – will be available starting Wednesday, June 29th at 8am, and will provide citizens with instant access to county burn permits. Permit holders will be able to add multiple burn locations to a single permit and can even print their permit at home or send it to themselves electronically by entering an email address.

The online service will allow citizens to obtain a burn permit using a debit/credit card or an electronic check. Citizens will also be able to activate their permit online or by calling the county’s new automated phone system at 1-866-207-3004. To activate a permit, the permit holder simply enters their permit number with the start and stop times of their burn and county fire and emergency personnel are immediately notified of the burn. An interactive map will also be available to allow citizens and county personnel to view all current burn activity within the county.

Burn permits will be available online at starting Thursday, June 29th at 8am. Citizens may also obtain a burn permit in person at the Custer County Disaster and Emergency Services Office, 1010 Main Street, Miles City. Burn permits will be free to the public for the remainder of 2022. Starting January 1, 2023, permits will cost $10.00 each and can be used throughout the entire 2023 burn season.

The Custer County Burn Permit Service is the result of an alliance between county government and the private sector. It was cooperatively developed and is supported by Custer County Fire Warden/D.E.S. Coordinator, Custer County Disaster and Emergency Services, Custer County Commissioners, Custer/Garfield 911 Dispatch Center, and NIC Montana, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tyler Technologies (Nasdaq: TYL).