Air Pollution Control Burn Permits and Burn Day Information

Burn Information Line: (209) 754-6600

Copperopolis Residents: (209) 785-7664


You are required to obtain an Air Pollution Control Burning Permit if:

  • Your property is 5 acres or more
  • The parcel is commercial

The permit cost is $12.00. The Department accepts cash, checks (made payable to APCD) or Credit Card (+ $1.75 service fee). The permit is valid for one (1) year from date of issuance

To obtain a burn permit, you may submit your $12.00 payment by check including your Permit Number to: APCD 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249 and a new permit will be issued to you through the mail.

If you will be conducting a prescribed burn on an area greater than 10 acres, or burning more than one ton of material, a Smoke Management Plan (SMP) is required. Please contact the District for more information.

Please contact the District at (209) 754-6399 for further information

A Burn Permit from Cal-Fire is required during certain times of the year; please check with your local Cal-Fire Station. More information regarding Cal-Fire Burn Permits is available at:

Cal-Fire Burn Permit Information