Burn Permits 

Burn Permits are issued under specific restricted conditions, and in certain rural areas of Elk Grove and Galt for property maintenance. The annual permit allows the burning of grass, tree trimmings, brush, and weeds ONLY. You can only burn on the property the Burn Permit is issued to. For further details, please reference the Burn Permit Guidelines

Burn Permit Eligibility

Please check our Burn Area Map to determine if you live in an area eligible for a burn permit.

Georgraphic area of sample burn permit zones within boundaries of Cosumnes Fire Department

Burn Permit Fee
The fee for a burn permit is $30.00.  Burn permits are valid for a calendar year - from January 1 to December 31.

Note: If you apply for a Burn Permit online, you will receive an invoice via e-mail to make payment. If you apply for a permit in our office and want to pay in cash you will need the exact amount, we do not have change. We also accept checks and credit cards except for American Express. Once you have paid for your permit, refunds cannot be issued. Please verify that you are eligible for a burn permit prior to purchase using the Burn Area Map.

Burn Permit Approval

All permit requests will be verified prior to issuance. Once approved, you will receive your permit via e-mail. Please allow 3 to 5 business days for processing.

Click Here to Apply for a Burn Permit

Agricultural Burning 

Burn permits are not issued for agricultural burning. Large piles require a permit from the Sacramento County Agricultural Commission. Please contact them at 916-875-6603.