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.
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 one year.
- Burning can only be done on permissive burn days.
- 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 must be maintained free and clear of all flammable material and vegetation.
- A responsible person should remain attendance with tools to manage the fire until fire is dead out.
- A water supply should be present at the 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.