Residential/Dooryard burning is:  burning regulated by the local, state and federal fire protection agencies and the Tehama County Air Pollution Control District.

Residential/dooryard burning is allowed only on permissible burn days, as determined by the Air Pollution Control District. Burn day information is available 7 days a week by calling 527-3717 and pressing “4” or visit our website Monday -Friday. You must confirm the burn day status BEFORE burning.

What Can Residents Legally Burn? 

Residents can only burn natural vegetation grown on the property. Transporting vegetation to another location to be burned is prohibited. Burn barrels or incinerators are banned except in zip code areas 96029, 96061 and 96076. Check with your local fire agency for additional restrictions.


Penalties for violating California air pollution regulations can be expensive. Keeping open burning operations within the law not only avoids costly penalties, but helps protect future burn days for the county and provide a healthier environment for everyone.

For Burn Day Status Information:

Burn day information is available 7 days a week after 8:30 am by calling 527-3717 and pressing “4” or visit our website Monday -Friday.

Residential/Dooryard Burn Hours are as follows:

Unincorporated and state response areas Areas:  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during non-fire season.

Capay Fire District: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. year around.

Red Bluff: Per the City of Red Bluff municipal code ยง8.17 (A)(1) Residential open burning, including without limitation burn barrels, is prohibited within the City of Red Bluff at all times.

Burn hours subject to change at anytime when there is high fire danger.

General Burn Information:

No burning shall occur when weather conditions cause any smoke from the burn to enter onto any adjacent residences where there are persons residing such as to create a smoke nuisance.  Vegetation can only be burned on the property on which it is grown. Transporting vegetation to another location to be burned is prohibited.  Burnable material must be dry, not covered with dirt, and loosely stacked to allow air to circulate freely so that smoke will be minimized.

The property owner or the person who exercises possessory rights over the property is responsible for compliance with all burn regulations.  Person(s) allowing and/or performing the burning will be held liable for all damages (including cost of suppression) if the burn escapes their control.

Any burning can be prohibited if it is a nuisance (causes your neighbors loss of enjoyment of life and property) or causes a fire hazard.

We Can All Help To Keep The Air Clean By: 

Using refuse collection service. Composting yard clippings and trimmings. Recycling glass, paper and aluminum.