: CAL FIRE Burn Permits

Apply Online, Burn Safely: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Hazard Reduction Burning

  1. Plan

    During certain times of the year, when fire danger is high, residential hazard reduction of dead vegetation is unsafe. Learn about alternatives to burning and understand all requirements before you apply. You must verify that burning is currently allowed in your county and that it is a permissive burn day. Appropriate contact information will be provided with your permit. 


    Learn Before You Burn
  2. Verify

    Enter your address on this map to confirm that you are within the State Responsibility Area. CAL FIRE Permits are only valid for SRA residents or where CAL FIRE has jurisdiction. Once you've confirmed you are within CAL FIRE's jurisdiction, return to this page to continue your application. 


    Check Your Eligibility
  3. Apply

    Once you've planned your burn and verified that it meets all local regulations, complete the residential burn permit application process through our application website. Provide all required information, watch a short safety video, agree to follow safety rules, and your permit will be emailed to you.

    Thank you for your interest in renewing your residential burn permit. Due to heavy demand, your residential burn permit might take longer to reach you through email. If you still have not received your burn permit within three days of submission, please submit a Help Desk ticket. We apologize for the inconvenience.



Other Permit Options

Looking for a different type of Burn Permit? CAL FIRE also offers Campfire, General Burn, and Broadcast Burn permits. 

Secure a campfire permit to enjoy responsible wilderness camping with a fire. Verify the allowed locations and adhere to safety guidelines to protect natural areas and prevent wildfires.
General Burn Permits (LE-5) are required for large pile burning, including agricultural and incinerator burning. This permit is also used for hazardous projects that could cause a fire, such as outdoor welding. A site visit may be required before a permit is issued.
Broadcast Burn Permits (LE-7/8) allow for controlled applications of fire to the land for fuels reduction purposes (e.g., grasslands, shrublands, and oak woodlands). No pile burning. This permit requires a pre-burn and post-burn site inspection. 


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CAL FIRE Burn Permits are only for within the State Responsibility Area (SRA) or where CAL FIRE has jurisdiction. 
For information and permits required outside the SRA / CAL FIRE jurisdiction, contact your local city/county fire authority and regional air district. 
Violations of any Burning Permit Terms are a violation of State Law.