Tehama County Fire Department

Cooperative Fire Protection with CAL FIRE Since 1927

RESIDENTIAL BURN PERMITS REQUIRED MAY 1, 2017

The Tehama Glenn Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and the Tehama County Fire Department (TCFD) want to remind everyone that burn permits will be required starting Monday May 1, 2017 in the unincorporated areas of Tehama County, except in the Capay Fire District, and will be required until the burn suspension goes into effect. In addition, burn permits are required within the State Responsibility Areas (SRA) of Glenn County. Residents should check with their local fire officials for burning restrictions within the Corning city limits or if they live in portions of Glenn County that are not in the SRA. All residential burning has been banned within the city limits of Red Bluff. If weather conditions dictate, due to dry fuels and/or fire conditions, the burn suspension could go into effect earlier than the normal June 1st date. Residents who plan on conducting dooryard burning should keep this in mind and plan their dooryard burning accordingly and have it completed before the burn suspension goes in to effect.


  • For burn day information call Tehama County Air Pollution Control District at (530) 527-3717 prior to burning in Tehama County.
  • Tehama County burn hours for residential burning are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and must be completely out by 5 p.m.
  • For the use of burn barrels in both Tehama and Glenn Counties check with your local Air Pollution Control District for areas that burn barrels are allowed.
  • All burn permits are issued annually and may be obtained from your local CAL FIRE or Tehama County Fire Station. Permits are issued free of charge.


As a reminder, always have a minimum 10 foot clearance down to bare mineral soil around all burn piles, have a shovel and a water source available, and an adult present during burning. Failure to follow these simple precautions may result in a citation and fines. For further information go to www.readyforwildfire.org .

 604 Antelope Blvd. Red Bluff, CA 96080

(530) 528-5199

Mission Statement

The Tehama County Fire Department in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is dedicated to the protection of life, property, and natural resources through cost-effective planning, prevention, support and emergency services.
The Tehama County Fire Department and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection jointly aim to maintain and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Tehama County.

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