Welcome to the San Joaquin Valley Smoke Management System. 

 The automated system allows you to receive a burn authorization without calling the District.  You need to have a copy of your burn permit available for reference.  Most requests can be handled by the automated system, but in some circumstances you may be directed to call the District to obtain an authorization to burn.   If there is no burn allocation remaining for today you can be placed on the waiting list.  Those on the waiting list will have priority to burn on the next day an allocation is available. 

You will be called between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM on the evening before you are authorized to burn. You will have the choice to proceed with the burn or to defer for up to 3 times. You will be called every evening that an allocation is available for the next day.

The automated system is usually available for burn authorization for requests on the waiting list from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and new requests to burn from 8:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Were you called and asked to validate a burn that is now at the top of the waiting list?