As of May 1, 1019, a burn permit is required to conduct residential debris burning which may be obtained through the Mi Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Station. Please contact the station (209) 586-5256 for details and when the best time would be to stop by and pick up your burn permit,
"The #1 cause of fires in Tuolumne and Calavaras County's are people not following the burn permit rules"
-Andrew Murphy, Assistant Chief CALFire TCU
CAL FIRE Burn Permit Information.
During certain times of the year, when fire danger is high, residential debris burning of dead vegetation is unsafe. However, homeowners should always check with their local CAL FIRE station and local air quality management agency before burning.
Designed for use on federally controlled lands including those falling under the US Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management, and private lands that are the property of another person. On private lands you must also have written permission from the landowner for campfire use.
The Air Pollution Control District (APCD)
The Air Pollution Control District (APCD) regulates and monitors both residential and commercial burning, as well as burning on public lands within the county.
You need an APCD burn permit if you are:
- Burning more than two acres of vegetation
- A commercial business
- Clearing land for development
- A public agency clearing vegetation to maintain roads or ditches