Contact Information

1855 Placer Street
Redding, CA 96001
Phone: (530) 225-5674
within Shasta County:
   (800) 528-2850
Fax: (530) 225-5237

Office Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday

Burn Day Information

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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 updated information cannot be viewed, please call 800-411-8728 or 224-8777 after 9:15 a.m. for current information.

DETERMINATION: BURN DAY ALL ELEVATIONS ONLY AGRICULTURAL BURNING BELOW 1,000 FEET IN ELEVATION; BURNING IS ALLOWED ABOVE 1,000 FEET IN ELEVATION WITH PERMIT

Today is a burn day for all types of burning above 1,000 feet in elevation.  Below 1,000 feet in elevation, today is a burn day ONLY for agricultural burning with a valid permit.  Burn hours are specified on the permit.  All burning must be conducted on a permissive burn day. 

A fire permit from the California Department of Forestry is required for all burning above 1,000 feet in elevation AND for all agricultural burning below 1,000 feet in elevation.

Agricultural burning inside the city limits or fire districts of Redding, Anderson, Shasta Lake, Fall River Mills, or Cottonwood requires a burn permit from both the California Department of Forestry AND your local fire authority.

Please notify the Shasta County Air Quality Management District on the day of the agricultural burn the number of acres or tons burned by calling 225-5674 or 800-528-2850.

It is illegal to burn stumps or material containing construction debris, lumber, petroleum products, plastics, and other similar smoke-producing 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 by heavy equipment such as a bulldozer, loader, or excavator, 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 by an Air Pollution Inspector. 

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