Burn Permit Information

During certain times of the year, when fire danger is high, residential debris burning of dead vegetation is unsafe. However, homeowners should always check with their local CAL FIRE station and local air quality management agency before burning. For more information on debris burning safety download an educational fact sheet.

To find out if it is a permissive burn day in your area, contact your local Air Pollution Control District.  Contact information may be found at the State Air Resources Board website.

BURNING ALTERNATIVES

To eliminate the chance of a fire spreading, to reduce pollutants from the air, or if health reasons prevent you from burning, here are other ways to dispose of yard waste.

*** NOTICE: CAL FIRE Burn Permits are required in most Counties until further notice. Agriculture burns must be inspected by CAL FIRE prior to burning.

2016 Fire Season Summer/Winter Prepardness

Administrative Unit

Suspension

Effective

Area

Amador-El Dorado Unit

Amador County Burning Allowed with Permit
October 17, 2016
All SRA
El Dorado County Burning Allowed with Permit
October 17, 2016
All SRA
Alpine County Burning Allowed with Permit
October 17, 2016
All SRA
Sacramento County Burning Allowed with Permit
October 17, 2016
All SRA

 

Butte Unit

Butte County Burning Allowed
October 21, 2016
All SRA

 

Fresno-Kings Unit

Fresno County Burning Allowed with Permit
November 5, 2016
All SRA Above 3,000'
Kings County Burning Allowed with Permit
November 5, 2016
All SRA Above 3,000'

 

Humboldt-Del Norte Unit

Del Norte County Burning Allowed
November 7, 2016
All SRA
Humboldt County Burning Allowed
November 7, 2016
All SRA

 

Kern County Fire

Kern County View Kern County Fire's Website
All SRA

 

Lassen-Modoc Unit

Lassen County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
Modoc County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
Plumas County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA

 

Los Angeles County Fire

Los Angeles County View the Los Angeles County Fire Website
All SRA

 

Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit

Madera County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
Mariposa County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
Restricted burning below 1500' - All SRA
Merced County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA

 

Marin County Fire

Marin County View Marin County Fire's Website
All SRA

 

Mendocino Unit

Mendocino County Burning Allowed
October 22, 2016
All SRA

 

Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit

Nevada County Burning Allowed with Permit
October 21, 2016
All SRA
Placer County Burning Allowed with Permit
October 21, 2016
All SRA
Sierra County Burning Allowed with Permit
October 21, 2016
All SRA
Yuba County Burning Allowed with Permit
October 21, 2016
All SRA

 

Orange County Fire

Orange County View Orange County Fire's Website   All SRA

 

Riverside Unit

Riverside County Burning Allowed with Permit
December 5, 2016
All SRA

 

San Benito-Monterey Unit

Monterey County Burning Allowed with Permit
October 31, 2016
All SRA
San Benito County Burning Allowed with Permit
October 31, 2016
All SRA

 

San Bernardino Unit

Inyo County Burning Allowed with Permit
November 17, 2016
All SRA
Mono County Burning Allowed with Permit
November 17, 2016
All SRA
San Bernardino County Burning Allowed with Permit
December 5, 2016
All SRA

 

Santa Clara Unit

Alameda County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
Contra Costa County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
San Joaquin County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
Santa Clara County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
Stanislaus County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA

 

San Diego Unit

Imperial County Burning Allowed with Permit
December 5, 2016
All SRA
San Diego County Burning Allowed with Permit
December 5, 2016
All SRA

 

San Luis Obispo Unit

San Luis Obispo County Burning Allowed with Permit
November 4, 2016
Agriculture burns only w/permit required

 

San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit

San Mateo County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
Santa Cruz County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA

 

Santa Barbara County Fire

Santa Barbara County View Santa Barbara County Fire's Website   All SRA

 

Shasta-Trinity Unit

Shasta County

Burning Allowed

November 7, 2016
All SRA
Eastern Trinity County Burning Allowed with Permit
November 7, 2016
All SRA

 

Siskiyou Unit

Siskiyou County Burning Allowed
October 14, 2016
All SRA

 

Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

Colusa County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
Lake County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
Napa County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
Solano County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
Sonoma County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
Yolo County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA

 

Tehama-Glenn Unit

Glenn County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
Tehama County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA

 

Tulare Unit

Tulare County Burning Allowed with Permit
December 02, 2016
All SRA

 

Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit

Calaveras County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
Tuolumne County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
Eastern Stanislaus County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA
Eastern San Joaquin County Burning Allowed
November 14, 2016
All SRA

 

Ventura County

Ventura County View Ventura County Fire's Website
All SRA

 

 

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