RESIDENTIAL BURN PERMITS & BURN RESTRICTIONS 

The seasonal burn ban was lifted November 28, 2019

Residential Burn Permits

 

A Residential Burn Permit is valid only on days which are determined “Permissible Burn Days” by the Placer County Air Pollution Control District, pursuant to Section 39298 of the Health and Safety Code.

 

Click on the link below to see if it is a Permissible Burn Day in Placer County or call  (800) 998-2876.

 

Placer County Burn Day

Call the following number(s) to see if it is a Permissible Burn Day in El Dorado County

  • (530) 621-5842 or (866) 332-2876

Residential Burn Permits may now be obtained directly through the CAL FIRE web page. (link below)

  • You will be required to watch an introductory video prior to completing the application. 

  • Once you have completed your application you will be required to print and sign the permit. The permit will not be valid if it is not printed and signed.

  • You must keep your signed permit on you at all times during a residential burn. 

  • You are required to follow all Burn Guidelines and Red Flag Warnings.

  • Always make sure it is a Permissible Burn Day.

  • Renters must have written and signed authorization from the property owner in their possession in order to obtain a permit.

  • Maximum pile size shall be 4 feet in diameter.

  • The area within 10 feet of the outer edge of the pile shall be maintained free and clear of all flammable material and vegetation.

  • There must be a responsible adult in attendance with a shovel until the fire is dead out.

  • There must be a water supply at the burning site.

  • No burning shall be undertaken unless weather conditions (particularly wind) are such that burning can be considered safe.

  • No burning is allowed on Red Flag Warning Days.

  • In case of emergency, call 911.

Campfire Permits

Campfire Permits must be obtained directly through the CAL FIRE web page and campfires are only allowed in a properly screened wood burning outdoor fireplace or chiminea

approved by North Tahoe Fire.

  • No burning is allowed on Red Flag Warning Days.

  • You will be required to watch an introductory video prior to completing the application. 

  • Once you have completed your application you will be required to print the permit. The permit will not be valid if it is not printed and signed.

  • Renters must have written and signed authorization from the property owner in their possession in order to obtain a permit and have a fire. You must keep your permit on you at all times during a camp fire. 

  • You are required to follow all Fire Season Restrictions.

  • There must be a responsible adult in attendance with a shovel until the fire is dead out.

  • There must be a water supply.

  • No campfires shall be undertaken unless weather conditions (particularly wind) are such that burning can be considered safe.

  • In case of emergency, call 911.

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North Tahoe Fire Protection District - PO Box 5879 - 222 Fairway Dr. Tahoe City, CA 96145 - 530-583-6911

Business Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Closed for Lunch 12:00 to 1:00 PM - Closed on Holidays

In case of emergency, call 911