Sheriff Nowlin

Phone: (970) 564-4986

Re-imposing Fireban

Public Information on possible Penalties for Fire Violations

 

Montezuma County Burn Ban Ordinance 2-2015 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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