Obtaining a Burn Permit in the TCU. Burn Permits Required Starting May 1st

San Andreas, CA…A little over one week remains for “Open Burning” in the CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit. CAL FIRE burn permits will be required May 1. Take advantage of this time by continuing to work on your homes defensible space. When burning yard debris during this time, TCU reminds residents that “Open Burning” still requires practicing fire safety to avoid allowing your fire to escape your control which is a citable offence. Safe debris burning includes:

 Staying in attendance of your fire until it is cool to the touch.
 Keeping your pile small and manageable and “feeding” additional debris into your fire.
 Having a nearby water supply.
 Not burning on windy days.

Additional information can be found at:

Burn permits will be required beginning May 1st, 2020. Due to the “Stay at Home” order, CAL FIRE TCU has transitioned to a convenient, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, online burn permit website for residential dooryard burn permits. This allows property owners to comply with “Stay at Home” orders. Property owners currently in possession of a previously issued permit should review safety regulations printed on the front and ensure their permit is still valid.

The https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/apply-for-a-permit/ website is the preferred method of obtaining a permit. Applicants will watch a three-minute educational video, fill out an online application, print the permit and once signed the permit will be valid.

Property owners requiring an alternate means of obtaining a permit are asked to call our headquarters office during normal business hours (Monday to Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.) at 209-754-3831 for assistance.

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