Madera County Burn Permit Issuance | News
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District requires burn permits for door yard, hazard reduction burning year round in Eastern Madera County. Burning is allowed during the daytime only. Burn permits may be obtained at your nearby CAL FIRE or Madera County fire station.
CAL FIRE will restrict daytime burning as the fuel conditions become dry enough for a wildland fire to actively spread. Burn restrictions in Eastern Madera County will be regulated by elevation. Lower elevation fuels (grass & brush) will dry out and cure faster; therefore, door yard burning will be restricted earlier for lower elevations. Information regarding these restrictions will be indicated on the SJVAPCD burn day phone line on the SJVAPCD permit.
Permit holders may burn piles of brush, leaves, pine needles and other dry vegetation no larger than 4’x 4’ in size from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Restrictions on burn permits include, although not limited to, calling the SJVAPCD at 1-877-429-2876 to determine a permissive burn day prior to the ignition of vegetation. Property owners are reminded that the burning of trash, tires, construction materials, etc. is illegal in Madera County. Violations of any burning permit terms are a violation of state law.