Glen Ellen Fire Protection District

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To report an emergency 
   from a land line dial 9-1-1
For fire/medical emergency
   from a cell phone call            707 576-1365
For  law enforcement 
   from a cell phone call
   707 565-2121

Safety Prevention and Information

Burn Permits
The 2012 -2013 winter burn season is officially over.

Burning is not allowed until the beginning of the next fire season and a burn permit is required. The opening of the burn season is normally in mid-November but the actual date is determined by the amount of rainfall received and varies from year to year.

The procedure for obtaining a burn permit during the non-fire season is as follows:

Step 1)  A Bay Area Quality Management District Burn Permit is required for any brush burning.  This permit is called Notification Form C and can be requested by calling 415 749-4600.  This form is also available online at under the catagory "Hazard Reduction Fires."  Or you may download the form here.  Complete the form and fax it to BAQM.

Step 2)  Call BAQM at 800 792-0787 after 3 PM the day prior to the burn to see if burning is permitted in our area.  This will be a recorded message.

Step 3)  On the day of the burn you must notify the Sonoma County fire officials at 707 565-1700 that you will be burning.  They will require your location and a contact number.

Brush should be dried a minimum of 60 days before burning so that it does not create excessive smoke.  Follow the rules in the permit or you may be cited and fined $1000 per infraction.  If your burning spreads out of control and damages someone else's property you may be held liable.

Burn Safely
  • Make sure you have adequate clearance to any surrounding vegetation
  • Have water available 
  • Do not make your brush piles to large as they will be difficult to control