Wood Smoke Program

Community Development Agency

Summary

Marin residents are eligible to receive rebates for permanently removing wood stoves and decommissioning fireplaces or replacing those devices with gas appliances or electric heat pumps. Funding for this rebate program was provided by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Rebates are issued on a first-come-first-served basis until funding is exhausted.

For more information, contact Kellen Dammann, (415) 473-2698.

Rebate Application and Requirements

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Application Form

Requirements for Decommissioning ($250 rebate)

  • Completed application form
  • Receipt from recycling facility (for wood stove removals – not required for fireplace decommission projects)
  • Verification: before/after pictures or a letter from your contractor

Requirements for Removal and Replacement ($325 rebate)

  • Completed application form
  • Receipt from recycling facility (for wood stove removals - not required for fireplace insert projects)
  • Verification: before/after pictures or a receipt from contractor that identifies installation of qualifying equipment (gas insert or heat pump)
  • Copy of building permit

For questions or to submit your rebate application, call (415) 473-2698 or send an email. You can also mail your application to "Wood Stove Rebate Program" 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 308, San Rafael, CA 94903 or fax to (415) 473-7880.

Additional Incentives and Offers

Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)

Marin residents in BAAQMD's designated High Wood Smoke Areas (HWSA) and Community Air Risk Evaluation (CARE) program areas can be eligible to receive additional grant funding for decommissioning and replacement projects. Those areas include most of West Marin, San Geronimo Valley, Nicasio, Sausalito, Marin City, and parts of San Rafael. Check the BAAQMD eligibility map to see if your home qualifies. Important: All projects for this grant must register with BAAQMD before starting any work. Grants are issued on a first-come-first-served basis until funding is exhausted.

BAAQMD Program Instructions:

  • Step 1) Register your project with BAAQMD here
  • Step 2) Wait for confirmation from BAAQMD before starting your project
  • Step 3) Complete your project and submit necessary paperwork (before/after pictures, all invoices, building permit (when applicable))

BAAQMD Program Links:

Additional Rebate Programs

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Marin County Wood Smoke Ordinance Information

  • Ordinance 3395: Wood Smoke Reduction Ordinance
  • Non-EPA Phase II certified wood burning heaters or wood burning fireplaces will not be allowed to be added in new construction, additions or remodels of any size. Pellet-fueled and gas appliances will be allowed.
  • Removal of non-EPA Phase II certified wood stoves and inserts for all remodels and additions over 500 square feet and all homes.