Open Burn Program FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions - Open Burn Program

A burn notification form must be submitted to the Air District prior to any burning. You must submit a separate burn notification form for each different burn address location and burn type.
After receiving your notification form, Air District staff will send you an invoice for the new program fee, which will include your open burn invoice number. Please have this number with you at the burn site.

Also, you must check with CAL FIRE and your local fire official to determine if there are additional local authorizations or notification requirements.
Submit your Open Burn Notification online, or by email or regular mail.

Email form to the Air District at : or

MAIL form to:
Bay Area Air Quality Management District,
ATTN: Mail Stop - Open Burn Forms,
375 Beale St., Suite 600
San Francisco, CA, 94105
The open burn fee may be paid by check, cashier’s check, or money order. An online payment option for major credit cards and debit cards is also available.

For payments via check, cashier’s check or money order, please remit the invoice and payment to:

BAAQMD
ATTN: Accounting
375 Beale Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105

Please write the open burn invoice number on the check/money order to ensure proper credit.
For any assistance regarding open burn questions, please call the Open Burn general line at (415) 749-4600.
The inspector will request your open burn invoice number for the burn site. The inspector will verify that the burn material is legal and consistent with the fire type you indicated on your notification form – please have a copy of this form at the burn site.
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Last Updated: 3/10/2022