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 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.