For Agricultural Burning Information: (805) 662-6960
For Agricultural Burn Status: (805) 654-2807
Burn days are a reality of life in an agricultural
community. Ventura County is no exception. Authorized by
state legislation, the APCD must allow, but may regulate,
agricultural burn days. Our goal is to pick appropriate days
for burning to avoid public health problems. In our effort
to regulate agricultural burning and protect public health
we try to pick days and time periods that will maximize
smoke dispersion. We even restrict the amount of
agricultural material that can be burned. Prior to
designating a burn day and time period the APCD coordinates
our efforts with the Ventura County Fire and the California
Air Resources Board. The
Forecast for all six county areas is updated at 8:30
a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily. A map of the County’s six burn
regions can be found on the Agricultural Burning Forecast
Agricultural burning is not permitted on Sundays,
Holidays, or Holiday weekends. Ventura County Fire issues
the agricultural burn permits; each Ventura County Fire
Station issues the permits for their area. Ventura County
Fire checks the burn piles for fire safety and is the APCD’s
liaison for compliance to APCD Rule 56, Open Burning.
Agricultural burning can only be performed by agricultural
If you have questions about agricultural burning call us
at (805) 662-6960.
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