Conditional Rice Straw Burn Permit

We are now accepting applications for 2022-2023 Conditional Rice Straw Burning Permit Registration.

On July 14, 2022, the District mailed a registration packet to former participants in the rice straw burn permit registration program.  Registration documentation and fees must be returned to the District no later than August 19, 2022.  Please mail completed forms to the District or email them to  If you prefer to drop off the forms, we have counter hours Tuesday through Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm (we are closed for lunch 12-1).  An appointment, if needed, may be arranged through Ursula Parker at 530-332-9400, extension 104 or Laurie LaGrone 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.

After harvest season begins, 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.

2022 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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