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
Burning Restriction Begin May 1, 2020
On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Pinal County Air Quality Division will begin issuing only three-day open burning permits. All permits will expire by Friday, May 1, 2020. The Superstition Fire & Medical District will join Pinal County in the restriction of all open burning beginning on May 1, 2020.
NO open burning will be allowed with the exception of outdoor cooking fires utilizing charcoal or propane grills with tight fitting lids. We anticipate that these restrictions will remain in place until at least October 1, 2020. The ‘No Burn’ season may be extended if sufficient rain has not fallen to mitigate the extreme fire conditions.
If you have any questions about burning, please contact Assistant Chief Rick Ochs at 480-982-4440 ext. 162.
For more information about burn permits, please visit Pinal County Air Quality.
Arizona Revised Statute On Open Burning
Arizona Revised Statute 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.