Burn Permit Information

During certain times of the year, when fire danger is lower, residential debris burning of dead vegetation is allowed in many areas. You should always check with your local CAL FIRE station or local fire department to obtain any necessary permits if required. Be sure to check with your local air quality management agency before burning.

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.  When the weather begins to warm up and fire danger increases, CAL FIRE will restrict all residential debris burning. When a burn restriction is in place there is absolutely no debris burning allowed.

Due to this winter's lack of rain and critically dry conditions, CAL FIRE has suspended outdoor burning in many areas. This means outdoor landscape debris burning is not allowed in many counties. Ensure you check with your local fire station station before burning.

Administrative Unit
Suspension
Effective

Area

 

Amador-El Dorado Unit

Amador County Burning Allowed
November 1, 2013
All SRA
El Dorado County Burning Allowed
November 1, 2013
All SRA
Alpine County Burning Allowed
November 1, 2013
 
Sacramento County Burning Allowed
November 1, 2013
All SRA

 

Butte Unit

Butte County Permit Required
February 8, 2014
All SRA

 

Fresno-Kings Unit

Fresno County Permit Required
December 5, 2013
All SRA
Kings County Permit Required
December 5, 2013
All SRA

 

Humboldt-Del Norte Unit

Del Norte County Permit Required
September 23, 2013
All SRA
Humboldt County Permit Required
September 23, 2013
All SRA

 

Kern County Fire

Kern County View Kern County Fire's website
All SRA

 

Lassen-Modoc Unit

Lassen County Burning Allowed
October 21, 2013
All SRA
Modoc County Burning Allowed
October 21, 2013
All SRA
Plumas County Burning Allowed
October 21, 2013
All SRA

 

Los Angeles County Fire

Los Angeles County View LA County Fire's Website   All SRA

 

Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit

Madera County Permit Required
January 30, 2014
All SRA
Mariposa County Burning Allowed
January 30, 2014
All SRA
Merced County Burning Suspended
January 17, 2014
All SRA

 

Marin County Fire

Marin County View Marin County Fire's Website
All SRA

 

Mendocino Unit

Mendocino County Burning Allowed
January 31, 2014
All SRA

 

Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit

Nevada County Burning Allowed
December 6, 2013
All SRA
Placer County Burning Allowed
December 6, 2013
All SRA
Sierra County Burning Allowed
December 6, 2013
All SRA
Yuba County Burning Allowed
December 6, 2013
All SRA

 

Orange County Fire

Orange County View Orange County Fire's Website   All SRA

 

Riverside Unit

Riverside County Permit Required
December 4, 2013
All SRA

 

San Benito-Monterey Unit

Monterey County Burning Allowed
February 6, 2014
All SRA
San Benito County Burning Allowed
February 6, 2014
All SRA

 

San Bernardino Unit

Inyo County Permit Required (w/Restrictions)
March 3, 2014
All SRA
Mono County Burning Suspended
January 24, 2014
All SRA
San Bernardino County Permit Required (w/Restrictions)
March 3, 2014
All SRA

 

Santa Clara Unit

Alameda County Burning Allowed
February 6, 2014
All SRA
Contra Costa County Burning Allowed
February 6, 2014
All SRA
San Joaquin County Burning Allowed
February 6, 2014
All SRA
Santa Clara County Burning Allowed
February 6, 2014
All SRA
Stanislaus County Burning Allowed
February 6, 2014
All SRA

 

San Diego Unit

Imperial County Burning Allowed 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
March 19, 2014
All SRA 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
San Diego County Burning Allowed 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
March 19, 2014
All SRA 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

 

San Luis Obispo Unit

San Luis Obispo County Permit Required
March 3, 2014
All SRA

 

San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit

San Mateo County Burning Allowed
February 6, 2014
All SRA
Santa Cruz County Burning Allowed
February 6, 2014
All SRA

 

Santa Barbara County Fire

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

 

Shasta-Trinity Unit

Shasta County Permit Required
November 11, 2013
All SRA Below 1000'
Eastern Trinity County Permit Required
November 11, 2013
All SRA Below 1000'

 

Siskiyou Unit

Siskiyou County Burning Allowed
November 4, 2013
All SRA

 

Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

Colusa County Burning Allowed
February 7, 2014
All SRA
Lake County Burning Allowed
February 7, 2014
All SRA
Napa County Burning Allowed
February 7, 2014
All SRA
Solano County Burning Allowed
February 7, 2014
All SRA
Sonoma County Burning Allowed
February 7, 2014
All SRA
Yolo County Burning Allowed
February 7, 2014
All SRA

 

Tehama-Glenn Unit

Glenn County Burning Allowed
November 4, 2013
All SRA
Tehama County Burning Allowed
November 4, 2013
All SRA

 

Tulare Unit

Tulare County Permit Required
All SRA

 

Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit

Calaveras County Burning Allowed
January 31, 2014
All SRA
Tuolumne County Burning Allowed
January 31, 2014
All SRA
Eastern Stanislaus County Burning Suspended
January 27, 2014
All SRA
Eastern San Joaquin County Burning Suspended
January 27, 2014
All SRA

 

Ventura County Fire

Ventura County View Ventura County Fire's Website   All SRA

 

 

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