Burn Permits 

Burn Permits are issued under specific restricted conditions, and in certain rural areas of Elk Grove and Galt for property maintenance.  

Address look-up (external).

The annual permit allows the burning of grass, tree trimmings, brush, and weeds ONLY.

You can only burn on the property the Burn Permit is issued to. For further details, please reference the Burn Permit Guidelines (PDF)

Georgraphic area of sample burn permit zones within boundaries of Cosumnes Fire Department

Burn Permit Eligibility and Guidelines

Burn Permit Information

  • Burn permits are valid for one calendar year (January 1 to December 31).
  • All permit requests will be verified prior to issuance. 
  • Approved and paid burn permit applications will receive the burn permit via e-mail. 
  • Please allow 3 to 5 business days for processing.
  • The burn permit fee is $35.

Application and Payment Methods

  • 2024 Burn Permit online application (permits are valid 1/1/2024 to 12/31/2024).
  • Customers will receive an email confirmation that the Burn Permit application was successfully submitted.
  • Fire Prevention Staff will contact the applicant to pay the fee by phone with a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.  Fees can also be paid in person by check or cash (exact change required).  
  • Paid Burn Permits will be emailed to customers.
  • Burn permits may also be requested in person at Fire Headquarters. 
  • Burn permits are non-refundable.  Please verify that you are eligible for a burn permit, by checking the  Burn Area Map (external), prior to purchasing.

Agricultural Burning

The Cosumnes CSD does not issue agricultural burn permits. Agricultural burning (PDF) requires a permit from the Sac Metro Air District (external). Please contact them for burn day status and additional information at 279-972-BURN (2876).