Butte County Air Quality Management District
629 Entler Avenue, Suite 15
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 332-9400

Update on Burn Regulations


New open burning regulations which establish year-round burn hours, drying times, and other requirements intended to reduce the production of smoke from open outdoor burning of vegetative waste will become effective March 1, 2011.  The Residential Open Burning Fact sheet contains information about regulations on residential open burning on lots less than one acre in size.  The Fire Hazard Reduction Burning Fact Sheet contains information about regulations on open burning conducted at multi-unit dwellings, by commercial entities, and on lots of one acre or greater in size.

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UPDATED REGULATION:  Rule 300, Open Burning Requirements, Prohibitions, and Exemptions