CAL FIRE burn permits will be required until the end of fire season. Property owners and residents are asked to use caution while conducting debris burns. While cooler temperatures have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire, it is imperative to follow the terms of your permit which is proven to help prevent fire escapes. Individuals can be held civilly and/or criminally liable for allowing a fire to escape their control and/or burn onto neighboring property.
To obtain a CAL FIRE residential burn permit, visit the https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/apply-for-a-permit/ website. The website is the preferred method of obtaining a permit and provides for minimal contact in compliance with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Applicants will watch a three-minute educational video, fill out an online application, print the permit and once signed the permit will be valid.
Property Owners requiring an alternate means of obtaining a permit are asked to call our headquarters office during normal business hours (Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) at (209) 754-3831 for assistance. It is your responsibility to check burn day status by calling your local Air Quality Management District with jurisdiction over your area.