Open Burning

Residents are encouraged to seek alternatives to open burning, such as chipping, mulching, composting and utilizing the city's "Green Waste" program. All open burning within the city limits of Auburn requires a permit issued by the Auburn City Fire Department.

Burn Permit Locations:
 
  1. City Hall- Room 8 
  2. Fire Station #2- 226 Sacramento Street 

Burning Regulations
Open burning within the city limits is allowed November 1 through May 31 but may be suspended at any time during a declared fire danger season. The following regulations are in effect for all open burning within the city limits of Auburn:

  • Burning is allowed only with a valid permit from the Auburn City Fire Department.
  • Burning is allowed only on "burn days." To access "burn day" information, call 530-889-6868.
  • Burn hours are from 8 a.m. to 1 hour after sunset. Burning is not permitted after dark.
  • Burning in barrels is not permitted.
  • Only dried vegetation may be burned. Lawn clippings, finished wood products, household garbage and related materials cannot be burned.
  • Burn pile must be located at least 50' from a building and have 10' clearance around the pile.
  • A water supply and long-handled shovel must be present or close by.
  • A responsible adult must be in attendance at all times.
  • Restrictions are also placed on open burning within Placer County. Information can be obtained by contacting Placer County Air Pollution Control District at 530-745-2330.