Cal Fire bans open burning in San Mateo County
Cal Fire has declared a suspension of all open burning within areas where it provides fire services due to heightened fire danger.
Agriculture, land management, fire training, and other industrial-type burning may proceed if a Cal Fire official inspects the burn site and issues a special permit. Campfires are allowed in designated campgrounds, or in established facilities on private property, with permission of the landowner and jurisdictional authority. Persons doing burning under special permit must also check with their regional air quality management district for addition regulations and requirements.