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Woodstove Replacement Program

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Updated April 11, 2016

Do you want to upgrade your existing non-certified wood burning appliance in your home but need a little incentive? The District is now offering vouchers to those that qualify in the Lake Tahoe portion of Placer County.

The Lake Tahoe area includes the following communities:

  • Carnelian Bay
  • Homewood
  • Kings Beach
  • Lake Forest
  • Tahoe City
  • Tahoe Vista
  • Tahoma

No other areas are included at this time. Applications for other areas are not eligible.

Welcome to the Burn Bright Burn Right Wood Stove Replacement Program's Homepage. Here you will find everything you need to participate in the program. For an application and to download a copy of the handbook, follow the links below. Mail your application as soon as possible for funding as it will not last long.

Vouchers will not be approved if:

  • The residence is not a primary year round residence. 
  • The fireplace has a gas log set installed in it.
  • The current fireplace/stove is inoperable or removed prior to receiving a voucher.
  • The new appliance is purchased prior to receiving a voucher.
  • Your residence includes a noncertified stove and the property was sold or transferred after January 2, 2011.
  • Please read the Handbook for a complete list of guidelines and information.

Remember to fill everything out completely, incomplete applications may be denied. If you have any questions that can not be answered here, call the District at (530) 745-2375 and leave a voice mail message. Calls will be returned within two (2) business days.

The goal of the Burn Bright Burn Right Wood Stove Replacement Program is to encourage owners of residential and commercial property to replace non-EPA certified wood burning appliances with newer and cleaner burning EPA Phase II certified wood burning appliances, gas appliances, or pellet stoves. Replacing non-certified wood burning appliances with an EPA Phase II certified stove/insert, pellet stove, or gas stove helps to reduce particulate matter in the air and to help the District maintain compliance with state and federal air quality standards for PM (particulate matter).

Rebate Amounts (subject to change): As an incentive to replace existing non-certified wood stoves or open hearth fireplaces, the District is offering up to: $650 for Placer County property owners living in the Lake Tahoe area.


Click on the links below to access applications and for additional information.


Image of Step 1 Read the Handbook – Click here to download a PDF version of the Handbook



Image of Step 2 Want to apply for funding? Click here to go to the Registration web page.


Forms and Information:


Step by Step Program Instructions Registration Packet
Wood Stove Replacement Handbook Retailer Certification Forms (Retailers only)
List of EPA Certified Stoves Wood Burning Handbook (2012) (.pdf)