Burn Day Information

Last Updated:
Monday, March 30, 2020

This page is updated daily at 9:15 AM for Shasta County Air Quality Management District.

If today is a weekend day, a Shasta County holiday, or the updated information cannot be viewed, please call 530-224-8777 or 1-800-411-8728 after 9:15 a.m. for current burn day information.




Current burn day information for Shasta County is updated by 9:15 a.m. daily. Burn day information can also be obtained online by searching: Shasta County AQMD.


Today is a permissive-burn day for all types of burning in all areas of Shasta County including the City of Redding.  For residential burning within the city limits or fire districts of Redding, Shasta Lake, Fall River Mills, or Cottonwood, you must obtain a burn permit from your local fire department.  Residents living in the Anderson Fire Protection District do not need a permit. It is illegal to burn on a No Burn Day.


Above 1,000 feet in elevation, the burn hours are 10 a.m. to 12 midnight. Below 1,000 feet in elevation, the burn hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All fires below 1,000 feet in elevation must be out by 5 p.m.


Please help preserve future burn days and remain compliant by following these rules: Residential burning may include dry vegetation only. Businesses are not allowed to conduct any type of burning. It is illegal to burn garbage, trash, stumps, construction debris, lumber, petroleum products, plastics, or other similar materials. Burn piles must not contain excessive dirt. It is also illegal to use a burn barrel or burn paper and cardboard in all areas of Shasta County except for Big Bend, Castella, Old Station, Platina, Round Mountain, and Whiskeytown. If you are burning material that has been stacked using heavy equipment, you must obtain a burn permit from the Air Quality Management District which is located at 1855 Placer Street in Redding. All land-clearing projects must be inspected for stumps and excessive dirt.