Starting May 1 CAL FIRE permits will be required for hazard reduction backyard burning.
Obtain permits at burnpermit.fire.ca.gov. Applicants will be required to watch a short educational video in order to submit the application. Cal Fire will review the application then schedule a site visit to note stipulations on the permit depending on conditions at the burn location. Stipulations or limitations can include date/time of burn and weather-related restrictions. Permits will be issued via email if approved.
Apply at CAL FIRE Burn Permitting Application.
Permits are renewable annually free of charge.
Property owners should check burn day status prior to burning at burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/current-burn-status.