Cal Fire Burn Permits

Effective Monday November 16, 2020 Cal Fire has lifted the Burn Permit Suspension in Tehama County and advises that those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days.

CAL FIRE burn permits will be required until the end of declared fire season. All burn permits are issued annually and may be obtained online at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/ or from your local CAL FIRE or Tehama County Fire Station. Permits are issued free of charge.

Agriculture burns must be inspected by CAL FIRE prior to burning until the end of the peak fire season. Inspections may be required for burns other than agriculture burns

Does the Tehama County Air Pollution Control District Require Residential Burn Permits?

No, the Tehama County Air Pollution Control District does not require residential burn permits. However, Cal Fire requires burn permits until the end of declared fire season. As of November 16, 2020 the end of fire season has not been declared.

Residents wishing to burn must verify that it is a permissive burn day prior to burning. Residential burning must take place within the burn hours for each day. For burn day information call the Tehama County Air Pollution Control District at (530) 527-3717 or visit https://www.tehcoapcd.net/todays-burn-day-decision/.

Does the Tehama County Air Pollution Control District Require Agricultural Burn Permits?

Yes, an Agricultural Burn Permit is required from the District before burning. Agricultural Burn Permits must be renewed each year.

Agricultural Burning is defined as: The burning in the open of materials produced wholly from operations in the growing and harvesting of crops or raising of fowl or animals for the primary purpose of making a profit, of providing a livelihood, or of conducting agricultural research or instruction by an educational institution.

“Agricultural Burning” also includes open outdoor fires used in the operation or maintenance of a system for the delivery of water for agricultural operations, forest management, range improvement and wildland vegetation management burning, or disease or pest prevention or control.

If you do not currently have an Agricultural burn permit with the District please fill out the form found here: https://www.tehcoapcd.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Ag-Burn-Application-July-1-2020.pdf and either mail or hand deliver it to the District before conducting your burn.