Burn Permit

Note:  Winters Fire Protection District rural yard burn permits are now open.

Burn Permit information

During certain times of the year and in certain parts of the state, residential landscape debris burning of dead vegetation is allowed. However, homeowners should always check with their local fire station, CAL FIRE station, and local air quality management agency before burning. Burn permits may be required, and Cal Fire will suspend burning during the dry months.

Addresses in Winters are located within the City of Winters, the Winters Fire Protection District, and the State Responsible Area which includes areas west of County Road 88 (examples: addresses on Golden Bear, Encinas, Quail Canyon, etc.). Please verify your address using the Calfire Burn Permit Responsibility Area Viewer. Addresses in yellow are subject to CAL Fire burn permits and should follow the burn permit process for addresses in State Responsible Area (SRA). Addresses in the Winters Fire Protection District should follow the burn permit process for Winters Fire Department burn permit applications.

Addresses in the Winters Fire Protection District are subject to rural yard burn permits issued by the Winters Fire Department. 

Application and Permit to Burn

  1. Winters Fire LogoWinters Fire Department

    700 Main Street, Winters, CA 95694
    Tel: (530)795-4131 Fax: (530)795-5434

  2. Include the area code

  3. Property/Burn Information

  4. Burn Location

    Complete address

  5. Conditions & Terms of Permit

    1. This permit is valid only on those days which are not prohibited by the state air resources board pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 39298. On any day burning is to be done, the fire control authority must be notified that a burn is to take place.
    2. TO DETERMINE A BURN DAY AND NOTIFY THE FIRE CONTROL AUTHORITY, APPLICANTS MUST CONTACT FIRE DISPATCH AT 530-666-8920 EACH DAY THEY WISH TO BURN.
    3. Burns shall take place between the hours of 9am to 3pm only and shall be attended by at least one (1) able bodied adult at all times.
    4. This permit is only valid on land owned or legally controlled by the permittee and shall be available for inspection at the burn site.
    5. The waste shall be arranged to facilitate efficient burning and shall be free of other waste such as tires, rubbish, tar paper, or construction debris. Burn areas must be appropriate distances from other flammable substances, objects, and structures.
    6. This permit may be revoked for violation of any conditions of said permit or when necessary for public safety. 
    7. Any person who violates the provisions of the rules and regulations is guilty of a misdemeanor and is punishable by imprisonment in the County Jail not exceeding six (6) months or by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00), or both, and the cost of putting the fire out.
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