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Woodstoves: Woodstove Removal Program

Woodstove (solid fuel burning device) Removal Requirements

In the Missoula Air Stagnation Zone, (Air Zone as .jpg) older high emitting woodstoves and woodstove inserts must be removed from the property when the property changes ownership.

The following solid fuel burning devices may remain in place when property changes ownership:

Certificate of Compliance Form and Database

When property is sold in the Missoula Air Stagnation Zone, a Certificate of Compliance form must be filed at the Clerk and Recorders Office in the Courthouse.  The purpose of the Certificate of Compliance is to ensure and verify that older high emitting devices in the Air Stagnation Zone are removed as property changes ownership and to list what solid fuel burning devices, such as fireplaces, pellet stoves or permitted efficient woodstoves, remain on the property.  The Woodstove Certificate of Compliance Database lists those properties that have already filed a Certificate of Compliance.

If a property is sold and the solid fuel burning device information in the database matches what is at the property, then another Certificate of Compliance form does not need to be filed.  If the database does not match what is at the property, a correct Certificate of Compliance form needs to be completed and filed at the Clerk and Recorders Office.

Search the Woodstove Certificate of Compliance Database at the Link Below.


The Wood Stove Regulations are in Chapter 9 of the Missoula Air Pollution Control Program.

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