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Environmental Protection

Air Pollution Control

Two air pollution control districts have jurisdiction in Sonoma County, the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NSCAPCD) and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD). See the map below for boundary areas. The Agricultural Commissioner’s Office has the authority to issue a special burn permit allowing a grower to burn agricultural materials where disease or pests are a problem and must be abated by fire. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District does not allow residential burning. The Northern Sonoma Air Pollution Control District processes its own burn permit applications for both residential and agricultural burning.

Air Pollution Control Districts:

Full Screen Map of Air District Boundaries 

Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)
Office: (415) 771-6000
24 hr Burn Status (AG ONLY):
(800) 792-0787

BAAQMD Open Burning Rules

Northern Sonoma County APCD
150 Matheson Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448-4908
For information on their burn program and permits call: (707) 433-5911

California Air Resources Board

Jurisdiction of the BAAQMD

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