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How to obtain an Agricultural Burn Permit

Applications for agricultural burn permits are processed over the telephone. Please call: 

  • In the Fresno Area (559) 227-7143
  • Outside the Fresno Area (800) 665-2876

The agent receiving your request will ask you for the following information.

  • Your name, mailing address and phone number.

  • The location of the burn site.  For each location, this may be reported as:

  • A street address;

  • Relative directions from cross streets;

  • Section, Township and Range; or,

  • Other detailed location description

  •  The total acreage of the parcel at the location.

  •  The materials you wish to burn.

  •  Other information to determine permit eligibility.

When your application is approved, the burn permit will be mailed to you.  Upon receipt, please review the permit for completeness and accuracy.  Make certain that you read and understand the conditions specified on the front and back page of the burn permit.  You are responsible for complying with the conditions on the burn permit.

An invoice is attached at the bottom of the burn permit.  You are to detach, sign, date, and return with appropriate fees to the District in the envelope provided.  The burn permit will be validated once payment is received.