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Following the recent rainfall, CAL FIRE's Santa Cruz-San Mateo Unit has lifted the suspension of burning within the State Responsibility Area in San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties.
Backyard Burn Permits may now be acquired via our website, at https://www.aptosfire.com/219/Burn-Permits. Property owners may complete the online form, and after review, receive their permits via email from our Community Risk Reduction Office (permits can also be sent via U.S. mail, on request.) Once your permit is issued, burning may be done on approved Burn Days, as regulated by the Monterey Bay Air Resources District. Burn Day status can be found on their website, at https://www.mbard.org/.
For more questions on backyard burning and the permit process, residents may call our Community Risk Reduction Office at 831-685-6698.