While open burning and most fires on public lands are still illegal, the East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts have lifted the ban on recreational fire permits.
Recreational fires refer specifically to those in fire pits, rings and barbecue-type devices, Fire Marshal Steve Eisele said.
The ban was officially lifted on Wednesday, but permits are still required and are available at the fire district offices, 1694 County Road.
Eisele said permits have been required for several years when metal fire pits began appearing in home stores.
Eisele said people don't require a permit to barbecue on their own property.