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-Burn permits must be applied for at least 48 hours prior to proposed burn.
-Permit Applicant MUST notify Taos Central Dispatch (575-758-2216 or 2217) by telephone immediately prior to the burn being ignited on the approved day(s). Taos Central Dispatch may deny this permit if the wind speeds are forecasted to be above TEN miles per hour or if FIRE resources are otherwise committed. Taos County Fire Chief or District Fire Chief will notify Taos Dispatch (USFS and BLM) if burning is cancelled for the day.
-Burning can start 30 minutes after sunrise and end 30 minutes before sunset. At sunset the burn must be completely extinguished. .
-If wind speeds reach 10 MPH, Applicant must extinguish the burn.
-Permit Applicant shall understand and comply with Taos County Ordinance 2018-03, NMAC20.2.60 and 20.2.65 at all times. Copies of these documents are available upon request.
-Permit Applicant SHALL NOT burn construction materials, rubber, plastics, petroleum products, or other synthetic materials,nor will Permit Applicant burn any form of household waste as defined by Title 20, Chapter 2, Part 60 NMAC of the AirQuality Control Act.
-The Permit Applicant shall not burn any material within 300 feet of any residence. If this is not possible, Permit Applicantmust notify all residents within a 300 foot radius of the proposed burn at least 72 hours in advance.
-The permit applicant shall not burn in the vicinity of any structure, vehicle, fuel tank, live vegetation, electrical wires, orwatercourse (except dry Acequia’s).?The Permit Applicant shall allow inspection of the burn site listed above before, during, and after the burn if so requestedby any agency.
-The Permit Applicant agrees to pay all costs associated with the containment and extinguishment of any fire that escapesthe designated burn area listed above.
-The Permit Applicant agrees to pay the costs of any damages associated with this burn should the burn escape the controlof the Permit Applicant.
-The Permit Applicant shall provide an alternate method of removing material to be burned within 72 hours in the event thepermit is canceled or revoked.
-The Permit Applicant shall possess a copy of this permit at all times during the burn and produce it for any official whorequests to view this permit.
As further consideration for issuance of this burn permit, Permit Applicant hereby agrees, indemnifies, and hold Taos Countyharmless from and against any and all claims, actions, liability, damages, judgments, costs, attorney’s fees, and expenses of any nature, occasioned or incurred by Taos County, any recognized Fire District, Carson National Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Forestry Division, or other entity, as a result of the fire started by Permit Applicant, without which fire Taos County would not be involved in the issuance of a burn permit.
Signature indicating approval of one of the following makes this permit valid:
Taos County District Fire Chief or Designee:___________________________________________________________
Taos County Fire Chief or Designee:______________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued Date: __________________________________
Valid Dates: ___________________________________