The Vermont State Forest Fire Warden program is over a century old and is administered by the Department of Forests and Parks.
- Pick up a permit between the hours of 6:30 am to 10:30 am
- Daily permits are issued at the Stowe Quick Mart/Shell Station at 745 South Main St
- Complete and sign the permit if burning is allowed that day
- Before starting any fire you must contact the Lamoille County Sheriff Department at (802) 888-3502 and provide them with your name, address of the burn, and a contact phone number
- Burn only natural wood and brush
- DO NOT BURN painted or treated wood of any kind, cardboard, or rubbish. Homeowner burn barrels are outlawed
- All fires must be extinguished before dusk
- WARNING: Any fire left unattended or left burning after dusk that needs to be extinguished by the fire department is subject to a state fine and a bill from the fire department
- No permit is necessary if there is snow coverage on the ground
The select board of the town of Stowe nominates the forest fire warden and deputy fire warden, forwarding the names to the state for appointment.
A state fire warden receives a stipend of $15 annually and attends an annual training meeting.
Stowe’s fire wardens handle around 1,500 permits each season. A burning permit is needed anytime any outdoor burning is done.
Stowe Forest Fire Wardens
Warden Mark Walker
(W) (802) 244-7400
(M) (802) 793-2252
Deputy Warden Kyle Walker
(M) (802) 279-5060