Open Outdoor Burning

Burn Day Info | Wildfire Smoke Guide | Prescribed Burning Fact Sheet | Smoke Management Program | Smoke Management Plan Application | No-Burn Day Burn Permit Application

Burn permits must be obtained from your local fire agency, and burning can occur only on permissive burn days.
The state has designated some areas where burn barrels could be used to burn dry vegetation, paper and cardboard only.

Burn Barrel Map

Backyard Burning of Garbage Illegal

Area Restrictions for the Burning of Vegetation, Paper and Residential Waste in Open Piles and Burn Barrels in Inyo, Mono and Alpine Counties

RESTRICTIONS FOR AREA 1:

RESTRICTIONS FOR AREA 2:

RESTRICTIONS FOR AREA 3:

Allowed: Burning of dry natural vegetation on piles on the ground with a valid burn permit on a permissive burn day.

Allowed: Burning of dry natural vegetation on piles on the ground with a valid burn permit on a permissive burn day.

Allowed: Burning of non-glossy paper, cardboard and dry natural vegetation in burn barrels or on piles on the ground with a valid burn permit on a permissive burn day.

Prohibited: Use of burn barrels and burning of any other residential waste.

Prohibited: Use of burn barrels and burning of any other residential waste

Prohibited: Burning of any other residential waste.

 

 

 

AREA 1 includes:

AREA 2 includes:

AREA 3 includes:

City of Bishop (except as shown for Areas 2 & 3)
Town of Mammoth Lakes (except as shown for Area 2)
93546 – Independence
93545 - Lone Pine
(number indicates zip code)

93513 – Big Pine
93514* – Unincorporated area of Bishop, Laws, Round
Valley, Rovana, Swall Meadows (*Excludes the City of Bishop)
93529 – June Lake & June Lake Junction
93530 – Keeler
93546* – Crowley Lake (*Excludes the Town of
Mammoth Lakes)
96107 – Coleville, Walker
96133 – Topaz area
96120 – Markleeville, Crystal Springs, Emigrant
Trail, Fredricksburg, Hope Valley, Mesa Vista, Woodfords

93514 - Chalfant, Chalfant Valley, Hammil Valley
93646 – Kirkwood, Amador Station, Black Station,
Buckhorn, Hams Station, Iron Mtn., Peddler Hill, Pioneer, Plasse + 95666
92328 – Death Valley, DV Junction, Stove Pipe Wells
92384 – Shoshone
92389 – Tecopa, Tecopa Hot Springs
93522 – Darwin
93527 – Inyokern, Pearsonville
93549 – Olancha, Cartago
93512 – Benton
93517 – Bridgeport
93541 – Lee Vining, Mono City, Mono Lake

Wood Burning

Wood Burning Handbook
U.S. EPA's Voluntary Program for Wood-Burning Fireplaces
U.S. EPA's Voluntary Program for Wood-Burning Fireplaces - Frequently Asked Questions



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