Exempt Wood Stove Registration

Learn how to register your EPA-certified or pellet-fueled wood stove for a sole source of heat exemption from Spare the Air Alert burn bans.

Regulation 6, Rule 3: Woodburning Devices allows for exemptions from Spare the Air Alert Mandatory Burn Bans if the sole source of heat is a wood-burning device. An exemption requires that the wood-burning device be EPA-certified or pellet-fueled, and that it also be registered with the Air District. Qualification for the exemption is subject to verification. An open-hearth fireplace does not qualify for an exemption.

EPA-certified or pellet-fueled devices must be registered with the Air District or they will be subject to penalties for violation of the wood burning rule if used during a Spare the Air Alert Mandatory Burn Ban. 

Please check the Air District's Wood Smoke Reduction Incentive Program for funding availability to upgrade to cleaner alternatives to wood burning.

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Last Updated: 11/16/2022