Non-Standard Burn Permits

2018 Burn Suspension Information:

CALFIRE has lifted the burn suspension for Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties

Humboldt Del Norte Unit Proclamation

Trinity County Proclamation

Western Trinity County are those who reside within the 6 Rivers National Forest. Eastern Trinity County are those who reside within the Shasta Trinity National Forest.

Boundary line map for Eastern & Western Trinity County

CAL FIRE Press Releases Regarding LE-5 Permits:
From May 1st to the end of declared Fire Season of each year, a valid CAL FIRE LE-5 Permit also must be obtained in all State Responsibility Areas (SRA).
Humboldt Del Norte Unit

Shasta-Trinity Unit

It is mandatory to obtain a valid burn permit for all open outdoor burning for the purpose of disposing dried, natural vegetation grown on site. District permits are not required for small recreational or ceremonial campfires. A Non-Standard Burn Permit allows individuals, businesses, or government agencies to dispose of approved materials by open burning.
A Non-Standard Burn Permit provides authorization to burn a maximum of one pile (10' in diameter) of approved materials on the ground at a time. Burn hours are 6:00 a.m. until one hour before sunset on Permissive Burn Days only. A Smoke Management Plan may be required for larger pile sizes, multiple piles, or other large projects.
Some Non-Standard permits may also require the responsible party to obtain a Burn Authorization Number from the District prior to ignition. Burning is authorized from 6:00 a.m. until one hour before sunset on Permissive Burn Days. Call 1-866-BURNDAY or 1-866-287-6329 or check our website for burn day status.
A valid burn permit can be obtained at the District office (Monday- Friday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 and from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) at 707 L Street, Eureka, CA 95501, or by downloading the application and mailing your application along with a check or money order payable to the AQMD. Burn permit application forms can also be found (not issued) at participating local fire protection agencies and CDF fire stations.
Non-Standard Burn Permit Application and Fees
Non-Standard Burn Permit Application

Fees are dependent on project size as follows:
  • $40.00 for less than 1 acre of material
  • $80.00 for 1-10 acres
  • $250.00 for 10-100 acres
  • $500.00 for 100-300 acres
  • $1250.00 for greater than 300 acres
Depending on the type of burn or burn project, a Smoke Managment Plan may also be required for your project. Please contact District Staff for assistance.
If you have additional questions or require further assistance, staff are available to assist you at (707) 443-3093 or
Current Information
All 3 Zones

Tuesday January 22nd
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