Burn Authorization Automated Telephone System Instructions
using a telephone to request for a burn authorization, please call toll free 1-800-665-2876
to access the Smoke Management System. In the Fresno/Clovis area, please call
The automated system may be accessed anytime between 8:00 PM of the
evening prior to the day you wish to burn and 2:00 PM of the day of the burn.
Toll Free: 1-800-665-2876 (1-800-665-BURN)
you have accessed the Smoke Management System, you will hear three options for
you to select.
To seek burn authorization, press or say “1”
- To apply for or change an agricultural burn permit,
press or say “2”
- To report Illegal burning, press
or say “3”
will first be directed to enter or say your burn
permit number and security
Enter the numbers from your burn permit by either using the
touch-tone keys on your phone or by speaking the number clearly into the
will then be directed to enter or say the location
number of the location of
your burn. Each location on your burn permit has been assigned a
will then be directed to enter or say the crop
code of the material you
wish to burn. Each type of
material which you are authorized to burn at the location has been
assigned a crop code. If you
are burning more than one type of material at that location, a separate
request must be made for each additional crop material you plan to burn.
will then be directed to enter or say the number
of acres of materials to be burned.
For example, if you plan to burn almond pruning that came from 15
acres of a 40 acre almond orchard, only the 15 acres for today should be
reported. If you have a small
amount (less than the equivalent of one acre) of material to burn, report it
as one acre.
system will determine whether the smoke generated from your proposed burn
can be accommodated in your geographic area.
the burn is approved, you will be told of any starting time limitation and
asked to enter or say the time
you plan to ignite the burn.
Provide the time to the nearest 15 minutes.
will be asked to provide a telephone number where you can be reached
concerning this burn. Enter or
say the telephone number,
including area code.
will be provided with a confirmation number.
Your burn request is not complete until you receive a confirmation number.
Anyone burning without having received a confirmation number will be
doing so in violation of the rules.
your burn cannot be approved for the day requested, you will be asked if you
want to be placed on the waiting list.
When on the waiting list, you will be called on the afternoon prior
to the day you will be allowed to burn and asked to call back if you want to
burn. If you are unable to burn
and do not make the return call, you will retain your position on the list and
will be called the next time burn allocation is available in your area.
You may defer up to three (3) times without forfeiting your place on
the waiting list.
the transaction is completed for this location, you will be asked if you
want to burn at another location listed on the permit. Should you have another burn request, the process will repeat
beginning with Step 2 of these instructions.