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This application is for residents of West Boulder County only.
Outreach and Education, Community Mitigation and Chipping are available to residents of East Boulder County.

Applications are reviewed regularly.  Upon approval of your application, you will receive an email with a link to submit a waiver. Assessments will not be scheduled until the waiver has been received.

Building Permits:

Homeowners in the wildfire zone who are applying for a building permit with Boulder County Community Planning and Permitting are subject to wildfire mitigation requirements.  Those who choose the Wildfire Partners path for their project must submit an online application to the program.  Contractors cannot apply on behalf of homeowners. All building permit fees will be applied and paid through the Boulder County Community Planning and Permitting department. These fees cannot be waived by Wildfire Partners.

Short Term Rentals:

Homeowners applying for a Short Term Rental license are required to have completed a Wildfire Partners assessment. If you’ve received an assessment or certification since 2014 through Wildfire Partners, no further action is needed. Your assessment and/or certificate will be accepted. Those applying for a STR (primary residence or secondary residence) must have completed a Wildfire Partners assessment to be approved. Those applying for a Vacation Rental must be certified through Wildfire Partners. See the Boulder County website for more information about updated licensing requirements for short term rentals. For questions about short term rental licensing, email

Financial Awards:

Program participants may be eligible for financial assistance if they meet program requirements and grant funding is available.  New homes built as part of a building permit are not eligible. If you are accepted into the program, you will receive details on your eligibility for a financial award with your assessment report.  All financial awards are limited to forestry work performed by Wildfire Partners forestry contractors.

The standard award is 50% of the contractor’s cost. The maximum award Wildfire Partners will pay is  $2,000. Participants with limited incomes can apply for a need-based award that covers additional costs. For more information, please click here.

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