Burn permit process

Burning with a permit is still allowed in the Town of Apple Valley city limits on a day-by-day basis.  You must call each morning to find out if it is a “burn day”.

CalFire has restricted burning in the State Responsibility Areas (SRA) until further notice.  For more information please see the 2020 BDU Burn Ban Proclamation. 

Burn permits are required to burn specific items on your property (see list below). Burn permits are $15.00 and are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Burn permits are available for purchase online, however, permits purchased online will only be issued during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (excluding holidays).

Burn permits may also be purchased in person at the Headquarters Fire Station, 22400 Headquarters Drive, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).

You will need to call the Dispatch Center at 1-800-472-2376 or 909-356-3805 on the day you plan to burn PRIOR to burning to ascertain if it is a burn day. Burn days are determined by AQMD and can be suspended due to high smog levels, high fire danger, or high winds. If it is an authorized burn day, you may burn from 6:00 am to 12:00 noon only.

A burn permit authorizes you to burn your yard vegetation, such as:

Pine needles
Small tree trimmings – tree trimmings can be no larger than 2” in diameter.
You may NOT burn processed wood in any form (lumber, building/construction debris, cardboard, paper) or household garbage.

2 Steps to Purchase a Burn Permit Online

Step One:  Click on the button to Purchase a Permit. Please fill out the form completely and make your payment of $15 through PayPal.

Step Two:  Burn Permits will be issued back to the applicant during normal business hours.  Your finalized Burn Permit will be emailed to you.

You MUST have a valid Burn Permit in order to burn.