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Burn Day Status

  • Burn Day Status is shown on the Santa Barbara County Fire Department Burn Day Status Map webpage
  • Also recorded on the Santa Barbara County Fire Department burn day status phone line: (805) 686-8177
  • The burn status is split into 4 burn zones for Santa Barbara County (see California Air Resources Board (CARB) Burn Zone Map), with a separate designation for each zone:
    1. Greater than 3,000 feet
    2. North Section Coastal less than 3,000 feet
    3. North Section Inland less than 3,000 feet
    4. South Section less than 3,000 feet
  • A “No Burn Day” means burning is prohibited
  • A “Permissive Burn Day” means burning is not prohibited
  • The burn day designation is forecasted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and shown on their Burn Day Forecast webpage
    • If a burn zone is designated “Marginal,” “Unfavorable,” or “No Burn” in the forecast, it will be designated a “No Burn Day” for the burn zone
    • The APCD may declare any “Permissive Burn Day” designated by CARB to be a “No Burn Day” if necessary to maintain suitable air quality
  • The designation of a burn day applies only to holders of current burn permits. It does not grant permission for any unpermitted burn activity.
  • Burning is never allowed on Sundays or holidays
  • See Burn Day definition in APCD Rule 102
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New Phone Numbers
The District has new direct lines for all staff, as well as for all of our phone lines, including our main phone number and Complaints line. You can find our new phone numbers on this webpage.

Nuevos números de teléfono
El Distrito tiene nuevos números de teléfono para comunicarse con el personal directamente, así como también para todas nuestras líneas telefónicas, incluyendo nuestro número principal y el de las Quejas. Puede encontrar nuestros nuevos números de teléfono en esta página web.