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Program: BURN PERMITS & BURN DAY STATUS - CAL FIRE

Agency: CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION (CAL FIRE)


Resource Number: 70720462
Alternate name: BURN DAY INFO; CAL FIRE; CALFIRE; California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection



CAL FIRE jurisdiction burn permits required starting Wed, 5/1/24. Info at CalFire website in resource.

Description

2024 CAL FIRE burn permits required beginning May 1 for burning within a CAL FIRE jurisdiction. Other jurisdictions may also require permits.
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There are three main factors regarding residential outdoor burning:

  1. where you live
  2. which fire jurisdiction serves your location
  3. whether a burn permit is required

CAL FIRE Burn Permit Responsibility Area Viewer shows if properties are located within CAL FIRE's State Responsibility Area (SRA).

CAL FIRE

During certain times of the year and in certain parts of the state, residential landscape debris burning of dead vegetation is allowed. However, homeowners should always check with their local fire station or CAL FIRE station, as well as local air quality management agency before burning. Burn permits are required many places and during the dry months, CAL FIRE prohibits burning altogether. CAL FIRE issues burn permits for their jurisdictions and posts burn day status information online.

CAL FIRE Burn Permits are only for within the State Responsibility Area (SRA), or where CAL FIRE has jurisdictional authority. For information and permits required outside the SRA / CAL FIRE jurisdiction, contact your local City/County fire authority. If the status in your county is marked as "Burning Allowed", you still must confirm that it is a permissive burn day with your local air quality management agency. The contact phone numbers will appear on your permit. Violations Of Any Burning Permit Terms Are A Violation Of State Law (Public Resources Code 4421, 4422, 4423 And 4425).

NEVADA COUNTY
The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District oversees burning activity in Nevada County. General info phone number is 530-274-9360.

  • Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

  • Nevada County burn permit and other info is available online.
  • To learn if it is a burn day in NEVADA COUNTY, check online or call.
  • Truckee Fire Protection District - If you wish to burn within the Truckee Fire Protection District Local Responsibility Area (LRA), you will need a burn permit from TFPD.


PLACER COUNTY
The Air Pollution Control District oversees burning activity in Placer County. Burning is allowed only on a burn day and in those areas of Placer County that allow burning.

  • See online for Placer County residential burning and outdoor burning requirements.
  • To learn if it is a burn day in PLACER COUNTY, check online or call.
    • Check the Burn Days page online
    • Placer County burn day status - 530-889-6868 (landline users outside Auburn can call toll-free: 800-998-2876)
    • Placer County Air Pollution Control District office (also with an option for burn day status): 530-745-2330

Web pages






Program Phones:
916-653-5123
Main - CAL FIRE Sacramento HQ
530-274-7928
Burn day status - Nevada County
530-889-6868
Burn day status - Placer County
530-274-9360
Nevada County-Northern Sierra Air Quality Mgt District
530-745-2330
Placer County-Air Pollution Control District
530-823-4083Hotline
Fire Information Line
916-653-5123Business Line

Website: burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/

Program Information
BURN PERMITS & BURN DAY STATUS - CAL FIRE  
Location: CAL FIRE Headquarters
Sacramento, CA 95814
(Map)
Service Area:
Defined coverage area:
CA -Statewide
CA-Nevada County
CA-Placer County

Program Delivery
Eligibility: Adults Teens Females Males
Languages: English
Payment methods:
Service Area:
Defined coverage area:
CA -Statewide
CA-Nevada County
CA-Placer County


Custom fields
Disabilities Access - check all that applyNOT APPLICABLE – service is online or via phone or text; NOT APPLICABLE - service is provided in some other way
Categorized as:
Open Burning Permits
Wildfire Residential Fire Protection Systems
Seasonal Employment * Firefighters
Wildland Fire Preparedness Information
Disaster/Emergency Issues


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Verification

Person at the resource who last verified this information:
Last Verified On: 4/26/2024
Last Verified By: 211
 

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