Resource Management

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: Friday, May 17, 2019

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

Current burn day information for Shasta County can also be obtained by calling 530-224-8777 or 1-800-411-8728.




This message concerning open burning is updated at 9:15 a.m. daily. Please read the entire message for special instructions.

The residential open burning period has been extended for all Shasta County Residents. Residents will be permitted to burn with a required burn permit until conditions warrant a suspension to reduce the threat of wildfires.

For residential burning within the city limits or fire districts of Cottonwood, Fall River Mills, Redding, Buckeye, or Shasta Lake City, you must obtain a burn permit from your local fire department. Residents living within the Anderson Fire Protection District do not need a permit. If you reside in a county area, a CAL Fire permit is required for all burning. All burning must be conducted on a Permissive-Burn day and within allowed burn hours specified on the permit. Burn hours below 1,000 feet in elevation are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Fires must be out cold by 5:00 pm. Above 1,000 in elevation burn hours are 10:00 am till midnight.

Today is a permissive-burn day for all types of burning in all areas of Shasta County.

If you are planning on conducting agricultural burning, prescribed burning, land clearing burning for commercial or residential development, fire hazard reduction burning for brush clearance, or mechanized burner use, you must obtain the proper permit and pay the applicable district permit fees to the Shasta County Air Quality Management District.

Residential burning may include dry vegetation only.  It is illegal to burn stumps or material containing construction debris, lumber, petroleum products, plastics, and other 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, and Whiskeytown.     


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