Green Waste Burning Regulations & Permitting

(Residental Burning Permit)

Requests for burn permits maybe granted through a defensible space evaluation (DSE).   All permits will be issued at the site, after a site evaluation to confirm your pile is in a safe location and contains only green waste. To book your DSE appointment click here.

Open burn permits are only for the purpose of disposing of excessive amounts of natural vegetation (green waste) which is deemed a fire hazard in our community.

Tahoe Douglas Fire offers open burning in the Spring and Fall when conditions permit. Fire Captains are authorized to order the extinguishment of any unpermitted fire or any fire that “creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation” (IFC 307.3).

The Fire District offers other options to manage your natural vegetation such as offering free:

open burning sticks

Once an open burning permit is issued, please conduct your burn according to the instructions below.

Download this file (Open Burning Instructions 2019.pdf)Open Burning Instructions 2019.pdf[ ]162 kB
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