Burn Permit Process
Burn permits are issued from Lakeside Fire Protection District and CAL FIRE fire stations. Please contact Administration at (619) 390-2350 for the phone number of the fire station that issues burn permits in your area.
Once a burn permit is obtained, you can contact the San Diego Air Pollution Control District at (858) 586-2800 (select option 3) to see if permissive burns are allowed that day.
- The area for burning must have thirty (30) feet of clearance to bare mineral soil from any combustibles.
- An adult, with hand tools (shovel, rake, etc…) and a hose connected to a reliable water supply capable of completely encircling the burn area must be present at all times.
- You must have a working telephone number so we can contact you if the burning regulations change during the time of your permit.
- Burn piles must be completely extinguished at the end of the burn period each day. A burn pile is considered completely extinguished when the pile is cold to the touch.
Winter Preparedness Period Regulations
- The burn pile size cannot be greater than 10′ x 10′ x 4′ high.
- Burn permits are valid for 30 days. There are no renewals.
- Burning hours are from 8:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Declared Fire Season Regulations
- The burn pile size cannot be greater than 4′ x 4′ x 2′ high.
- Burn permits are valid for 15 days. There are no renewals.
- Burning hours are from 8:15 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.