103 3rd Avenue
P.O. Box 10
Hugo, CO. 80821
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Sheriff Tom Nestor
Colorado's 20 Most Wanted
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is a professional and progressive organization
dedicated to providing quality public safety services to the citizens of Lincoln County
and our visitors. The men and women of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office are
committed to providing quality customer service while maintaining the highest ethical
standards.

This website is designed to provide you with information about your Sheriff's Office
and the services we offer, including how to protect yourself and your family.
We hope you enjoy our website and find it useful.

Lincoln County was created in 1889 from parts of Elbert and Bent Counties .

Geographically, the county forms a backward block L, which is 72 miles long and 48
miles wide in the south, but only 30 miles wide in the north.  
The total area of Lincoln County is 2,593 square miles.
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LINCOLN COUNTY BURN RESTRICTIONS - Please Call Your Fire District for Current Level

Please review the levels. If you have any questions contact the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

LEVEL 1 – NO BURNING RESTRICTIONS
- Controlled Burns have to be called into the Lincoln County Dispatch 719-743-2846

LEVEL 2 – RESTRICTIONS REQUIRED DUE TO SEVERE DRY CONDITIONS
The following acts are prohibited in unincorporated Lincoln County until further notice:

1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using any fire or campfire, except a fire w
ithin a permanent constructed fire grate in a
developed campground.

EXEMPTIONS:
A. Persons with a VALID WRITTEN PERMIT from the Lincoln County Sheriff and Fire
Chief that specifically authorizes the otherwise
prohibited act.
B. Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
C. Any fires contained within a liquid fuel or gas stove, fireplaces within buildings, a
nd charcoal or propane grill fires at private
residences.
D. 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.

NOTE: Declarations of “FIRE WEATHER WATCH” by the National Weather Service for
Lincoln County will automatically place fire restrictions to LEVEL 2)


LEVEL 3 – EXTREME CONDITIONS, NO OPEN BURNING ALLOWED

No open burning is allowed until further notice. Those having burn permits issued by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office can NOT
burn during Level 3.
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