Illegal Burns

Prohibited Burning Activities


It is unlawful to burn or cause to be burned within the City any solid waste, yard trimmings, recyclable materials, household hazardous wastes or other hazardous wastes, garbage, debris, or other wastes (SRCC 9-12.050). This includes the burning of any prohibited material, such as household trash, in a residential fireplace or backyard burn barrel.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) also regulates burning activities within the City of Santa Rosa. A complete listing of the BAAQMD Regulations for open burning and other similar activities are available on the BAAQMD Website.
Firefighters fighting a fire in a dry field.