Residential Wood Smoke Reduction Program

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The Season Has Ended

  • The program is in effect November 1 through the end of February.
  • If you must burn, please ensure your firewood is clean, seasoned and dry.
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Replace old solid fuel-burning equipment with cleaner EPA certified or pellet-fueled device or install natural gas or propane devices. Natural gas and propane devices are not subject to the Air District wood-burning rule.

Burn Cleaner Program
The District offers incentives to purchase new, cleaner, certified devices through Burn Cleaner. Apply for Burn Cleaner


No Burning
Burning any solid fuel - including wood, pellets and manufactured wood (such as Duraflame logs) - is prohibited from midnight to midnight. Violations can result in fines. Report a Violation
You may use your wood-burning device on a prohibited day:
  • If you live in an area where there is no natural-gas service
  • If wood-burning is your only source of heat
Request an Exemption
No Burning Unless Registered
If you have a registered clean burning device, you can burn wood inside your residence. Use of any unregistered wood-burning device is prohibited. Register My Device
Burning Discouraged
  • If you must burn, please ensure your firewood is clean, seasoned and dry. Unseasoned wood smolders and creates additional emissions.
  • Never burn trash, magazines, newspapers, plastics or other materials not designed to burn in fireplaces or stoves. Doing so is illegal and hazardous.