Adams County government offices will be closed on Monday, Oct 14, in observance of Columbus Day. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Have a safe holiday weekend.

Burn Restriction for Adams County

Burn Restriction for Adams County

The Adams County Sheriff, Michael T. McIntosh, has issued a Level 2 Burn Restriction for Adams County, effective immediately and until further notice, due to the severe dry conditions within the county.


 The following acts are prohibited in unincorporated Adams County until further notice:

  1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using any fire or campfire.


  1. Persons with a VALID WRITTEN PERMIT from the Fire Chief that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.

  2. Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

  3. Any fires contained within a liquid fuel or gas stove, fireplaces within buildings, and charcoal or propane grill fires at private residences.

  4. A fire within a permanent constructed fire grate in a developed campground.

  5. The burning of household trash when contained within a fireproof container sufficiently maintained to prevent escaping flame or burning material from the bottom or sides and screened sufficiently on top to prevent the release of burning material and located in the center of an area at least ten feet (10’) in diameter from which all flammable material has been removed.