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Air Pollution Control District

Air District Announcements for May 2017

 Cal Fire requires burn permits for all
open burning within the State Responsibility Areas
of Tuolumne County. 
The Sonora Fire Department continues
to require burn permits within the City of Sonora. 

Air District Burn Permits are required for any burning in which the vegetation being burned exceeds two acres on an annual basis.  Burn permits are also required for 
commercial or industrial businesses.

For Air District Burn Permit Holders, you are required to report quantity and type of vegetation being burned prior to burning.  Please call 533-5693 to report your burning.  To determine if it is a burn day, please call 533-5598.    
Only clean and dry vegetation is allowed to be burned.  Burning non vegetation, wet vegetation, burning in a burn barrel, and burning on a no-burn day are violations of Air District rules.  Please be advised that burning wet leaves or wet pine needles is prohibited. 

If smoke from your fire is creating a nuisance to your neighbors, you are required to put the fire out.  Please consider alternatives to burning such as chipping, recycling, or composting.

For more information or to report a burn complaint, please call the Air District at 533-5693.

Please be advised that anyone burning vegetation that does
not originate on the property where it is burned, without the authorization of the Air District, can incur fines of up to $1,000 per day pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 













General Information

APCD Staff
Staff Directory


Physical Address

22365 S. Airport Road
Sonora, CA 95370

Mailing Address
2 S. Green St.
Sonora, CA 95370

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Appointments can be made after 1 p.m. if needed