YARD BURNING INFO

YARD BURNING GUIDELINES

Burn days are determined by the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District. Please visit their website at http://mbuapcd.org or call (831) 647-9411 with any questions. Burn Day Status will be listed at https://ssl.arb.ca.gov/pfirs/cb3/cb3.php?id=9 and we are considered part of the North Central Coast – Coastal Zone

As always, please come by Branciforte Fire Station to fill out a burn permit.

Thanks, and be safe!

Policy 94-01

THE BURN SEASON WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE BRANCIFORTE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT IS DECEMBER 1ST THROUGH APRIL 30TH ONLY. BURNING OUT OF SEASON MAY RESULT IN A CITATION AND YOU MAY BE LIABLE FOR ALL SUPPRESSION COSTS.

Beginning December 1st, open yard burning is to be permitted for one or two-family dwellings. During this time period, residents can burn brush and yard trimmings when the material is clean and dry ONLY. The burn season will end on April 30th. The Branciforte Fire Protection District requires a yearly permit for this type of burning. No burning permitted before 8:00am or after 4:00pm.

No garbage can be burned. Backyard burning is allowed only on permissive burn days when weather conditions will allow the quick dispersion of smoke.

Open burning shall be conducted only on days designated as BURN DAYS by the “Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District”. To determine the current burn day status and burn day information, call 1-800-225-2876 after 4:00pm on the day before or the day you wish to burn (our area is referred to as “Santa Cruz County” on the recording). Legal burn days are broadcasted over local radio stations.

NOTE: Be aware of the weather; check wind condition and fuel flammability. Don’t burn on windy days……..

BE AWARE THAT IF A CONTROLLED OPEN BURN GETS AWAY FROM YOU, YOU COULD BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES AND SUPPRESSION COSTS THAT ARE INCURRED.

PLEASE CONTACT THE BRANCIFORTE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT AND LET US KNOW THAT YOU’LL BE BURNING ON THE DAY OF YOUR CONTROLLED BURN. THANK YOU!