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 is valid for one (1) year from date of issuance
  • In person - The permit cost is $12.00. The Department accepts cash, checks or Credit Card (+ $1.75 service fee).


  • By Mail - 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 mailed to you.


  • Credit Card Payments can be done on-line here, $12.00 + ($1.75 service fee)


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