BURN BAN IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF MONTEREY COUNTY
AS OF APRIL 29, 2013, CAL FIRE HAS SUSPENDED ALL OPEN BURNING
If you wish to burn, please submit our online Burn Permit application.
Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District
The Air Pollution Control District and the State of California have adopted certain requirements that must be followed during the open burning of agricultural wastes and other wood wastes that may be permitted to be burned by your local fire protection district. Even though you have been issued a permit from your fire district, you must also comply with these requirements:
Burning causes air pollution. To minimize air pollution:
You may burn on “permissive burn” days only. You may not burn on “no burn” days. You can learn the burn status each day by calling 1(800)225-BURN (2876) or visit them online at www.mbuapcd.org.
Material to be burned must not contain other debris, such as garbage, tires, plastics, paper, cardboard, lumber, or any other form of refuse.
Material to be burned must be well dried
Material to be burned must be arranged in piles so as to minimize smoke production. Generally, this means, piles must be small to allow for adequate air supply to prevent smoldering and poor combustion.
You may not use oil, tires, lumber, paper, or other forms of non-vegetative material to ignite or sustain a fire.
These requirements are enforced by the Air Pollution Control District, and you may be charged a fine for violations.
Residential Backyard Burns
Residents of one- or two-family dwellings may burn clean and dry yard trimmings. The vegetation must have grown on site. No Air District permit is required. However, burners must submit a permit application electronically with Cachagua Fire.
Residential Backyard Burn Checklist
Backyard Burn Season is December 1, 2012 - April 28, 2013
If you have any questions on whether your proposed burn complies with these requirements, please don’t hesitate to call the Air Pollution Control District, Enforcement Division, at (831) 647-9411, or Cachagua Fire at 659-7700.