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Open Burning (Rural Yard Burning)

Open burning is illegal in most parts of Sacramento County, including all cities within county boundaries. More info is located at our Open Burning Tips Flyer. Areas, where open burning is legal in Sacramento County are shown in the Burning Zone Map. Residents living in legal open burning areas may burn provided the following:

  • Residents obtain a residential burn permit from their local fire department
  • Only dry natural vegetation originating from the residence is burned
  • Burning occurs on legal to burn days.  Burn Day status is available by calling the Burn Day Status Line at 279-972-BURN(2876)

Burn Day Status:  

  • Burn Day Status Line: 279-972-BURN(2876)

Rules that Apply:

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