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Pinal County to Suspend Issuance of Open Burn Permits
Date: 3/25/2021

Pinal County to Suspend Issuance of Open Burn Permits

Florence, AZ - Starting April 2nd, Pinal County Air Quality will begin issuing only 3-day open burning permits. All permits will expire by April 30th and Pinal County will suspend the issuance of all open burning permits on April 29th.

Burn permits allow for the disposal of plant material by open burning during limited daytime hours.

Additionally, State law prohibits open burning in Area A from May 1 thru September 30. The Pinal County portion of Area A includes Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Gold Canyon, San Tan Valley and portions of Florence.

The annual cycle of rising temperatures will quickly dry seasonal vegetation, leading to an acute wildfire risk in the desert and upland areas of the County.

The suspension on burn permits will continue until the summer monsoons arrive and mitigate the dual risks to public safety and public health.

Additional information on the Pinal County Air Quality program can be found at: pinalcountyaz.gov or by calling the Pinal County Air Quality Division at 520-866-6929.

 Key Dates:

  • Starting April 2, 2021, Pinal County Air Quality will only issue 3-day open burning permits.
  • Pinal County Air Quality will suspend the issuance of all open burning permits starting April 29, 2021 and continuing until further notice.
  • All open burning is prohibited by State law in the Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Gold Canyon, San Tan Valley, and portions of Florence from May 1 thru September 30.
  • Annual Agricultural burn permits can be issued as long as they are processed on or before April 30, 2021.
 
 

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