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.


Administrative Unit

Status

Effective

Area

Amador-El Dorado Unit

Amador County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
El Dorado County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
Alpine County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
Sacramento County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA

 

Butte Unit

Butte County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA

 

Fresno-Kings Unit

Fresno County Burning Suspended
All SRA Below 2,000'
Kings County Burning Suspended
All SRA Below 2,000'

 

Humboldt-Del Norte Unit

Del Norte County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
Humboldt County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA

 

Kern County Fire

Kern County View Kern County Fire's Website
All SRA

 

Lassen-Modoc Unit

Lassen County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
Modoc County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
Plumas County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA

 

Los Angeles County Fire

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

 

Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit

Madera County (West of Madera Canel) Burning Restricted
No residential burning allowed.
Madera County (East of Madera Canel) Permit Required by SJVAPC
May 15, 2018
All SRA below 2,000'
Mariposa County Burning Restricted
May 15, 2018
All SRA below 2,000'
Merced County Burning Restricted
No residential burning allowed.

 

Marin County Fire

Marin County View Marin County Fire's Website
May 1, 2018
All SRA

 

Mendocino Unit

Mendocino County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA

 

Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit

Nevada County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
Placer County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
Sierra County  
No SRA
Sutter County  
No SRA
Yuba County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA

 

Orange County Fire

Orange County View Orange County Fire's Website   All SRA

 

Riverside Unit

Riverside County Burning Suspended
May 14, 2017
All SRA

 

San Benito-Monterey Unit

Monterey County Burning Suspended
May 18, 2018
All SRA
San Benito County Burning Suspended
May 18, 2018
All SRA

 

San Bernardino Unit

Inyo County Permit Required
All SRA
Mono County Permit Required
All SRA
San Bernardino County Burning Suspended
May 14, 2018
All SRA

 

Santa Clara Unit

Alameda County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
Contra Costa County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
San Joaquin County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
Santa Clara County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
Stanislaus County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA

 

San Diego Unit

Imperial County Burning Suspended
May 14, 2018
All SRA
San Diego County Burning Suspended
May 14, 2018
All SRA

 

San Luis Obispo Unit

San Luis Obispo County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA

 

San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit

San Mateo County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
Santa Cruz County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
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
May 1, 2018
All SRA Above 1,000'
Eastern Trinity County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA Above 1,000'

 

Siskiyou Unit

Siskiyou County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA

 

Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

Colusa County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
Lake County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
Napa County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
Solano County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
Sonoma County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA
Yolo County Permit Required
May 1, 2018
All SRA

 

Tehama-Glenn Unit

Glenn County Burning Allowed with Permit
November 4, 2017
All SRA
Tehama County Burning Allowed with Permit
November 4, 2017
All SRA

 

Tulare Unit

Tulare County Burning Allowed with Permit
All SRA

 

Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit

Calaveras County Burning Suspended -
Below 3,500'
May 28, 2018
All SRA
Tuolumne County Burning Suspended -
Below 3,500'
May 28, 2018
All SRA
Eastern Stanislaus County Burning Suspended -
Below 3,500'
May 28, 2018
All SRA
Eastern San Joaquin County Burning Suspended -
Below 3,500'
May 28, 2018
All SRA

 

Ventura County

Ventura County View Ventura County Fire's Website
All SRA

 

 

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