Town of Paradise

Burn Information and Permits

Burn Period Currently:  Open

For special permits such as fuels reduction, special event/ceremonial, etc please contact the Fire Department.  

Burn permits issued in Spring of 2020 are valid until December 31st 2020.  After January 1st, 2021, new permits will be required for burning through May 31st 2021.

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The regular burn period runs March, April and May, with a provisional burn period in the fall.  For the 2020/2021 open burn period, the Town will allow burning starting November 16th, 2020 through May 31st, 2021.  The Town has temporarily suspended the East/West burn restriction.  Within the allowed burn periods permits are valid for the  calendar year.  With a valid burn permit citizens can burn dry vegetative waste only.  Even with a valid permit, citizens must contact Butte County Air Quality Management District to ensure that it is a permissible burn day; if burning is suspended due to fire hazard or air quality reasons it will be reflected in the recording.  See the permit for specific requirements. Permits can be purchased with a credit card using the link above. The cost for a residential burn permit is $25.00 and the cost for a fuel reduction permit is $54.91. Paradise Fire Station 81 front office is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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