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Mariposa and Madera Counties Burn Permits Required May 1st

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIESThe California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced effective at 8 a.m. Monday, May 1 all hazard reduction burning in Mariposa and Madera Counties will require a CAL FIRE burn permit.

For piles larger than 4×4, residents can obtain an LE-5 burn permit from any local CAL FIRE station.


Will require a CAL FIRE burn permit in addition to a San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) burn permit.

Both burn permits are available at your local CAL FIRE station. You can also obtain a CAL FIRE burn permit online by visiting burnpermit.fire.ca.gov.

Madera County Burn Day Information Line: 877-429-2876


CAL FIRE burn permits will be available online by visiting burnpermit.fire.ca.gov or visit your local CAL FIRE station for assistance in obtaining an online permit.

Please contact Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District for information regarding Mariposa County burn permits at 209-966-2220.

Mariposa County Burn Day Information Line: 209-966-1200

Property owners conducting hazard reduction burning are responsible for checking the burn day status. Burning is limited to grasses, brush, down trees and limbs and dead, dry vegetation.

Residents burning outside permit parameters could be cited.

Hazard Reduction Guidelines are listed on the permit and must be followed at all times.

There is no charge for burn permits.

For more information visit ReadyForWildfire.org or fire.ca.gov


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