North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District
2300 Myrtle Ave
Eureka, CA 95501

Office (707) 443-3093
Fax (707) 443-3099

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am- 12pm, 1-4pm

Burn Day Information
(707) 443-7665 or
(866) BURN-DAY
[866-287-6329]

Complaint Hotline
(707) 444-2233
District Burn Permits
CAL FIRE has suspended all burning in Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties, with the exception of those within the Ferndale VFD jurisdiction.

Residents within the Ferndale VFD jurisdiction who have a Standard burn permit are allowed to burn on Permissive burn days. Those who have a Non-Standard burn permit must also obtain a valid CAL FIRE LE-5 permit in order to burn. However, CAL FIRE is presently issuing LE-5 permits only for special circumstances.

To simply renew your existing burn permit or obtain a new permit click Burn Permit to begin.

As of January 1, 2004 the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (District) assumed primary responsibility for the issuance of both Agricultural and Residential burn permits. During declared fire season, additional permits are required by CAL FIRE. Three dollars of every residential permit fee collected goes to local and volunteer fire districts.
Possession of a valid burn permit is mandatory when burning dry natural vegetation outdoors for the purpose of disposal. District burn permits are not required for small recreational or ceremonial campfires.
Permit applications can be obtained (not issued) through participating local fire protection agencies and CAL FIRE stations. District staff is available Monday - Friday from 9:00a.m.-12:00 and from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. to issue burn permits at our District office at 2300 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka. Applications are also available online. Visa, Mastercard & Discover accepted, make checks or money orders payable to the "NCUAQMD".
The District issues the following types of burn permits:
Approved Combustibles
Approved combustibles are materials that are legal to be burned. Such material shall include only dry natural vegetation grown on the premises that is reasonably free of dirt, soil and visible surface moisture.
Burn day status is determined by the State of California on a daily basis. Inversion layer and wind direction are just some of the factors that are used in determining burn day status. Automated burn day status information can be obtained by calling (707) 443-7665 or toll free by dialing 866-287-6329 (866-Burnday). Prior to calling the toll free number, determine your burn zone by referring to your burn permit application. There are three different zones in the tri-county areas they are as follows:
  • Coastal Zone 1
  • Inland Zone 2 below 2,000 feet elevation
  • Inland Zone 3 above 2,000 feet elevation

Non-approved Combustibles
Non-approved combustibles are materials that are illegal to be burned. Such material shall include, but are not necessarily limited to:
    petroleum products, petroleum waste, coated wire, putrescent waste, tires, tar, tar paper, non-natural wood waste, processed or treated wood and wood products, metals, motor vehicle bodies and parts, rubber, synthetics, plastics, including plastic film, twine and pipe, fiberglass, Styrofoam, garbage, trash, refuse, rubbish, disposable diapers, ashes, glass, industrial waste, manufactured products, equipment, instruments, utensils, appliances, furniture, cloth, rags, paper or paper products, cardboard, boxes, crates, excelsior, offal, swill, carcass of dead animals, manure, human or animal parts or waste (including blood and fecal material and food containing material), asbestos shingles, floor tiles, and other similar smoke producing materials and poison oak.
(What not to burn: Non - approved material shown above)
If you have additional questions or require further assistance, staff are available to assist you at (707) 443-3093 or support@ncuaqmd.org
Current Information
for
All 3 Zones
PERMISSIVE BURN DAY?
DATE
YES
NO
CALL
2014-09-02
2014-09-03
2014-09-04
2014-09-05
2014-09-06
2014-09-07
2014-09-08

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Today:
Tuesday September 2nd

For burn day status call
1-866-287-6329
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