Do I need a burn permit?

An Air District Burn Permit is not required for residential burning, however a fire agency burn permit may be required. Contact your local fire agency before you burn at your residence to find out their requirements. Information on CAL FIRE's Burn Restrictions and Burn Permits can be found at their website.

Burning on or at a vacant lot, parcel or a business is not considered residential burning and requires a burn permit from the Air District, if not otherwise prohibited.

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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?