Yellowstone County, Montana
Disaster & Emergency Services
Disaster & Emergency Services Contact Department

Useful Links

National Weather Service
Montana 211
Montana Road Report
Montana Wildland Fire Restrictions Information
RiverStone Health
State Emergency Coordination Center (SECC) Daily Situation Report
City of Billings' Public Works department

Disaster and Emergency Services (D.E.S.) or Emergency Management is an integrated effort to prevent - or minimize the seriousness of - emergencies and disasters and to plan and coordinate the community's response to them should they occur. It requires establishing partnerships among professional emergency management personnel to prevent, respond to, and recover from disasters. Coordination is a key factor in establishing an emergency management program, and continual improvement saves lives and reduces losses from disasters.

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Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for Yellowstone County Informed. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more.

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Burn Permits

View Current Burning Status

Due to changes in the Yellowstone County Burn Permits process, the following Question and Answer information will hopefully address any questions you may have about how burn permits are acquired and activated along with explaining how these changes will affect you as a burn permit holder. Read the FAQ

Apply for a Burn Permit

Open Burn Notices

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