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Posted on: November 25, 2019

2019-2020 Burn Season Notice

The 2019-2020 Backyard Burn Season is almost upon us!

The 2019-2020 Backyard Burn Season will run from December 1st, 2019 – April 3rd, 2020. All residents who wish to conduct a backyard burn MUST obtain a permit from the fire district where their property is located. Burn permits will be available beginning Monday, December 2nd, 2019. No burning shall take place before a permit is acquired. Backyard burning without a burn permit is against the law (this does NOT include cooking fires or warming fires).

NEW FOR 2019/2020:

  • Per Fire Code 307.2, burn permits must be acquired by the property owner, not an agent of the property owner.
  • Burn permits for Central Fire Protection District and Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District will only be available at the Administration Office at 6934 Soquel Drive in Aptos. Burn permits can no longer be obtained at the Administration Office at 930 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz.

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