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Program: BURN PERMITS - 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

Description
There are three main factors regarding residential outdoor burning:
  1. where you live (burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley)
  2. which fire jurisdiction serves your location
  3. whether a burn permit is required
See info below for CAL FIRE, Nevada County, and Placer County.

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.IMPORTANT: 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
https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2753/Burn-Permits
To see if it is a burn day, check with the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District.
https://myairdistrict.com/index.php/burning-info/burn-day-status/
Western Nevada County: 530-274-7928
Eastern Nevada County: 530-582-1027
Truckee Fire Protection District - https://www.truckeefire.org/burn-permit-1

PLACER COUNTY
Air Pollution Control District
https://www.placerair.org/1677/Residential-Burning
https://www.placerair.org/1885/Outdoor-Burning-Requirements



Program Phones:
530-823-4083Hotline
Fire Information Line
916-327-3985Business Line

Website: burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/

Program Information
BURN PERMITS - CAL FIRE  
Location: CAL FIRE Headquarters
Sacramento, CA 95814
(Map)
Mailing Address: CAL FIRE Headquarters, PO BOX 944246, Sacramento 94244-2460
Service Area:
Defined coverage area:
CA -Statewide

Program Delivery
Eligibility: Adults Teens Children Families Females Males
Languages: English
Application Process: Visit www.fire.ca.gov careers link for vacancies, application process, and filing details. Fire Fighter I Classification: Open application period is between November and January. Hiring occurs between April and June depending on fire and weather conditions. Must file a Fire Fighter I application at each CAL FIRE unit you wish to be considered for an appointment. Applications will not be accepted at Sacramento Headquarters, Region Offices, or Conservation Camps.
Payment methods:
Program Fees: No Fee for Service
Service Area: Nevada County
Defined coverage area:
CA -Statewide


Custom fields
Disabilities Access - check all that applyNOT APPLICABLE – service is online or via phone or text
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: 11/2/2023
Last Verified By: 211
 

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