Conditional Rice Straw Burn Permit

We are currently accepting applications for 2020-2021 Conditional Rice Straw Burning Permit Registration.

Letters will be sent the week of July 20, 2020, to former participants in the rice straw burn permit registration program along with application forms and associated documentation.  As in recent years, registration is encouraged by mailing completed forms to the District or sending them electronically via email to  If a rice straw burn permit registrant requires assistance in completing the necessary documentation, a phone or remote appointment may be arranged through Ursula Parker at 332-9400, extension 104 or Kelly Towne at extension 105.

NOTE:  Failure to register your fields prior to harvesting will delay placement on the ready-to-burn list (and priority for burning) until after the registration process has been completed.

To verify that your registered fields were reported as harvested and/or to check their list position, click here: by list number or by grower .

Information and Forms:

Informational Sheet provides information regarding burn permit registration and regulations regarding swapping fields/modifying a permit.

2020 Conditional Rice Straw Burn Permit must be completed and provided to District either in person or via mail along with $90 fee and Rice Burn Data Sheets.  Contact the District for copies of Rice Burn Data Sheets (these are grower/farm-specific).

Field Crop Registration Form must be completed if last year’s Rice Burn Data sheet is not available or if adding fields.

Butte County Agricultural Burning Zone Map to be used if needed to indicate location of fields and to identify in which zone(s) fields are located.

Burn List Swap Procedures provides information regarding District policy/procedures regarding swaps.  This information is now also on the Rice Straw Burn Permit (page 2).

Air Quality Burn Permit must be completed for ditch/weed or other non-rice ag burning.

For more information regarding rice registration, contact Ursula Parker at (530) 332-9400, extension 104.

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