APCD Burn Permits
CAL FIRE/County Fire no longer provides or issues San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District burn permits.
For information regarding APCD burn permits, please visit the following website: http://www.slocleanair.org/programs/burningpermit.php
Burn Day Hotline (800) 834-2876
Office: (805) 781-5912
Fax: (805) 781-1002
CAL FIRE Burn Permits
Where alternative means of vegetation disposal are not feasible, CAL FIRE encourages the safe and prudent use of burning during certain times of the year. Residential debris burning, hazard reduction burning, agricultural burning, development burning, and range improvement burning are commonly used methods that can be effective for removing excess vegetation and reducing the fire hazard. However, burning should only be utilized when conditions are appropriate and when fire danger amd risk of escape is low. For more information on debris burning safety download an educational fact sheet.
** DURING FIRE SEASON ONLY **
In addition to APCD requirements, if you plan to conduct burning within CAL FIRE's jurisdiction between JULY1st and the end of the declared fire season, you may be required to obtain a CAL FIRE LE-5, LE-7, LE-62a burn permit in accordance with PRC § 4423(b). The type of permit issued will be determined by CAL FIRE based on the amount and type of material to be burned.
ü Site inspection per Battalion Chief requirements
ü Issuance of LE-5, LE-7, or LE-62a permit (no cost)
ü Burning conducted in accordance with the terms of the CAL FIRE burn permit and with all other applicable rules and regulations
Permits are valid only on those days which are not prohibited by the State Air Resources Board pursuant to Section 41855 of the Health and Safety Code or by APCD.
For additional information regarding CAL FIRE burn permits, please contact your nearest CAL FIRE facility.
CAL FIRE may restrict burning in areas under the department’s jurisdiction during certain times of the year. These restrictions are implemented when the fire danger has increased due to weather and vegetation conditions that are not considered safe for burning. A burn restriction may limit the time of day when burning is allowed or, more commonly, will temporarily suspend all permit burning until conditions become more favorable.
MISC. INFORMATION & DEFINITIONS
Campfires (Warming Fires)
Requirements on USFS and BLM
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