What can be burned?

Only vegetation originating from a single or two family residence as listed below can be burned.

  • Dry Brush/Shrubs
  • Dry Grasses and Forbs
  • Dry Leaves
  • Dry Pine Needles
  • Dry Plants and Flowers
  • Dry Trees and Trimmings
  • Dry Vines
  • Dry Weeds

The burning of lawn clippings and cannabis is prohibited. Do not burn oleanders or poison oak as the smoke can be hazardous. Non-glossy paper can still be used to start a fire. Know what is in your burn pile as you are responsible if illegal materials are burned.

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1. Is residential backyard burning allowed in Placer County?
2. Do I need a burn permit?
3. What can be burned?
4. When can I burn?
5. What are the different drying times for vegetation?
6. Are there any areas of Placer County with burning restrictions?
7. Are there any alternatives to burning in Placer County?
8. What are some of the materials that are illegal to burn?
9. Can I use a burn barrel/container?