Please be aware, the Superstition Fire & Medical District does not issue burn permits. Pinal County Air Quality issues all burn permits within fire district boundaries.
If you are in Apache Junction area, a permit can be obtained at the Pinal County Complex in Apache Junction.
Pinal County Air Quality
575 N. Idaho Rd., Suite 800
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Monday ~ 8:30am-3:30pm
Thursday ~ 8:30am-12:30pm
Pinal County and SFMD to Restrict Open Burning Starting May 1st
The Superstition Fire & Medical District (SFMD) will be enforcing No Open Burning restrictions beginning May 1st, 2017. Starting on that date, Pinal County will suspend issuing any new burn permits in conjunction with Arizona law that affects this issue.
Arizona Revised Statue 49-501.A (revised in the fall of 2007) reads as follows: “From May 1 through September 30 each year, it is unlawful for any person to ignite, cause to be ignited, permit to be ignited, or suffer, allow or maintain any open outdoor fire in area ‘A’ as defined in section 49-541.” Area ‘A’ includes anything west of Florence Junction and north of Arizona Farms Road, continuing into Maricopa County including all of the Superstition Fire & Medical District jurisdiction. This is NOT a Pinal County or SFMD mandate, but rather an Arizona State Legislative mandate.
These restrictions will remain in place until October 1st, 2017 when fire conditions are not as extreme. Outdoor cooking fires, utilizing charcoal or propane grills with tight fitting lids, will still be allowed during this time period, however, extreme care should be taken while using these devices. Restrictions apply to all City of Apache Junction and Pinal County areas within the SFMD boundaries. Any questions or concerns regarding this issue can be directed to our Fire Prevention Division at (480) 982-4440 (ext. 105).
For more information about burn permits, please visit Pinal County Air Quality.