Conditional Rice Straw Burn Permit

We are now accepting applications for 2021-2022 Conditional Rice Straw Burning Permit Registration.  A copy of the press release regarding rice registration is located here.

Letters were sent the week of July 26, 2021 to former participants in the rice straw burn permit registration program along with application forms and associated documentation.  Registration is encouraged by mailing completed forms to the District or sending them electronically via email to  If you haven’t received registration mailings in the past and would like to be added to the mail list or if you need any assistance, contact Laurie LaGrone at extension 105 or Ursula Parker at 332-9400, extension 104.

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 for the 2021-2022 season:

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

2021 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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