Burn Permit Information

Burn permits are available at Pioneer Station 38, any Cal Fire station and El Dorado County Fire

A Residential Burn Permit is required for a burn pile during fire season to burn debris that has originated from your property. Fire season is typically May 1st to October/November depending weather and fire conditions. Residential Burn Permits can be obtained from Pioneer Fire Station #38 during business hours.

Terms of a Residential Burn Permit

  • The permit will be valid for three fire seasons.
  • You must call the burn information line at (530) 621-5897 immediately prior to burning, even during winter months. Burn restrictions can change throughout the day.
  • Maximum pile size is 4 foot diameter.
  • The area within 10 feet of the outer edge of the pile is maintained free and clear of all flammable material and vegetation.
  • Responsible person in attendance with shovel until fire is dead out.
  • Water supply at burning site.
  • No burning shall be undertaken unless weather conditions (particularly wind) are such that burning can be considered safe.

Violations of any burning permit terms are a violation of California State law. (Public Resources Code 4421, 4422, 4423, and 4425)

Health & Safety Code 13009 states that persons who lose control of a permitted burn may be held liable for suppression costs.

Other Types of Permits

  • Interagency Burning Permit – LE-5 – Required for landowners who burn larger than 4 x 4 burn piles or who burn on vacant land. Issued by Cal Fire, USFS or Air Quality Management.
  • Campfire Permit – LE-63 – Required for individuals that camp outside of improved campgrounds. Issued by Federal & State Wildland Fire Agencies

Contact Numbers & Info

 

 

BURN DAY HOTLINE
530-621-5897
 

 

 

 


 

 

Air Quality Management District
330 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667
530-621-7501
 

 

 

 


 

 

Cal Fire / Amador-El Dorado Unit
2840 Mt. Danaher Rd, Camino, CA 95709
530-644-2345