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How Do I
Departments A - D
Air Pollution Control
Is residential backyard burning allowed in Placer County?
What can be burned in residential areas?
Are there any alternatives to burning in Placer County?
When can I burn in residential areas?
Do I need a burn permit?
Are there any areas of Placer County with burning restrictions?
Can I use a burn barrel/container?
What are some of the materials that are illegal to burn?
What are the different drying times for vegetation?
Other Important Information to Know Before Burning
All vegetation must be dry and reasonably free from dirt.
Before it rains, cover your burn pile with a tarp to keep it dry.
If you burn pile is wet, let it dry before burning.
Only burn vegetation that can be reasonably burned before the next day.
Avoid causing a smoke nuisance, by curtailing your burning when it is drifting to neighbors or nearby businesses.
CAL FIRE has put together an
educational fact sheet (PDF)
on safety when burning vegetation.
Granite Bay Burning
Outdoor Burning Requirements
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