El Dorado County Fire District

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Burn Permit Info

A Residential Burn Permit is required for a burn pile during fire season to burn debris that has originated from your property.

Fire season is typically May 1st to October/November depending weather and fire conditions. Residential Burn Permits can be obtained from any staffed El Dorado County Fire Station. For Station locations, click here.

Burn Permits are now available online, to obtain your Burn Permit online please click here

Terms of a Residential Burn Permit:
  • The permit will be valid for three fire seasons.
  • You must call the burn information line at (530) 621-5897 immediately prior to burning. Even during winter months. Burn restrictions can change throughout the day.
  • Maximum pile size is 4 foot diameter.
  • The area within 10 feet of the outer edge of the pile is maintained free and clear of all flammable material and vegetation.
  • Responsible person in attendance with shovel until fire is dead out.
  • Water supply at burning site.
  • No burning shall be undertaken unless weather conditions (particularly wind) are such that burning can be considered safe.

Violations of any burning permit terms are a violation of California State law. (Public Resources Code 4421, 4422, 4423, and 4425)

Health & Safety Code 13009 states that persons who lose control of a permitted burn may be held liable for suppression costs.