The Kern County Fire Department would like to announce that open burning of hazard reduction fuels will open on Monday, December 19th, 2022. All individuals who choose to use this option must obtain a burn permit, only burn on permissive days, and follow all rules and recommendations set forth when agreeing to the burn permit terms & conditions.
Instructions for obtaining a burn permit are listed below.
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District:
If your burn location falls within SJVAPCD boundaries, you can obtain a permit in person from your nearest Kern County Fire Department station.
Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District:
If your burn location falls within EKAPCD boundaries logon to www.kerncountyfire.org and click on the “Burn Permit Requests” button. You will be directed to the Community Connect website. This program will enable you to apply for your burn permit online. For individuals needing further assistance EKAPCD may be reached at (661) 862-5250.
For individuals unsure of which Air Pollution Control District they need to apply with, an interactive online map has been created for your convenience. This map is found at www.kerncountyfire.org by clicking the “Burn Permit Requests” button.