What is a Burn Day?
Burn days are designated by the California Air Resources Board (ARB). Each day the ARB examines weather patterns to predict whether the smoke from fires will dissipate safely. If the answer is yes, the ARB declares that day a burn day. Air Resources Board.
What is an agricultural burn permit?
Agricultural burning is the intentional use of fire for vegetation management in areas such as agricultural fields, orchards, rangelands, and forests. Agricultural burning helps commercial farmers remove crop residues left in the field after harvesting grains, such as hay and rice. Commercial farmers also use agricultural burning for the removal of orchards and vineyard prunings and trees.
Where can I get an agricultural burn permit?
What is a residential burn permit?
For non-commercial residents cleaning yard waste (trees, shrubs etc.) from property.
Where can I get a residential burn permit?
Residential Burning is the open burning of yard wastes by household residents. Residential burning of green waste includes dry weeds, plant prunings, shrubbery, tree trimmings and branches.
- Burning may occur only between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Do not start a new burn after 3 p.m., or place additional material to an existing fire.
- All green waste materials must be dry (extra precautions must be taken to account for moisture from recent rains) & free of trash or dirt.
- Green waste must originate on the property where burning occurs.
- Burns may not cause a nuisance with smoke and ash to neighbors.
- Have a 30' cleared firebreak around burn pile to prevent escaping, clear of all structures and overhanging trees.
- Control burn must be attended by at least one adult at all times.
- Have a water source, shovel, and hoe nearby just in case.
- Burning is the responsibility of the permittee -- violations and escapes may result in citations and suppression costs.
- Burning household garbage, trash, lumber, & construction material is illegal. Other means of disposal must be made.
To obtain a Residential Burn Permit, visit our Headquarters Office at 420 Vine Street during regular business hours. Residential Burn Permits are issued from November through April. If drought or weather conditions warrant, permits may start being issued later and end earlier.
When May I Burn?
You must also call Solano Dispatch at the number listed on the burn permit before you initiate a burn. You must state to Solano Dispatch that you have met the prerequisites listed on the burn permit.
The hours during which you may burn depend on the permit issued by your local fire agency or the YSAQMD. Burning is allowed only on declared burn days.