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Wood Burning Device Change-Out Program

This page is for applicants residing in Nipomo and Paso Robles only - funding is still available!

Change out your old wood burning fireplace or stove with a new, natural gas or propane device and receive:

$1,000 to replace a wood or pellet burning stove or insert; or

$2,000 to replace a conventional masonry, prefabricated, or zero-clearance open hearth fireplace.

Interested applicants must complete and submit a Wood Burning Device Change-out Application Form (link below) for their specific area. The completed application must be returned to the APCD with a written quote for the new gas stove or insert, and pre-installation photos of the old device. Application materials may be mailed or emailed.

APCD will review applications and issue each qualified applicant a voucher for reimbursement of a maximum of $2,000 or $1,000 while funding lasts. Within 180 days of issuance of the voucher, program participants must purchase the qualified gas fireplace or insert, have it installed, secure and finalize necessary permits from either the San Luis Obispo County Building Department then submit the required project completion materials and the voucher to APCD for reimbursement.

Submissions: Application forms must be completed and can be emailed, mailed faxed or hand delivered to APCD. Completed Voucher materials must be either hand delivered or mailed to the APCD – no faxes or emails – as an original signature on Voucher materials is required.  However, all photos can be emailed to Meghan Field ( as long as the combined file size of the photos being submitted is less than 8MBs. Include your name and address with email of photos.

Please read the following Guidelines to review the process and to determine if your wood burning device qualifies for replacement funding. If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Field at 781-1003 or


Updated Wood Burning Device Change-out Guidelines

Wood Burning Device Change-out Application


Updated Wood Burning Device Change Out Guidelines

Wood Burning Device Change-Out Application - Paso Robles


County of San Luis Obispo Permits (for home outside city URL and those in Nipomo and Oceano):

City of Paso Robles Permits:

**Please note, when determining usage on your application: a cord of wood is 4 feet x 4 feet x 8 feet and approximately 128 cubic feet (see the picture below). A grocery store bundle is typically 6-8 pieces of tightly stacked wood and is approximately 0.75 cubic feet.

0.00586 cord = 1 bundle (0.75 cubic feet)
0.1 cord = 17 bundles
1/4 cord = 43 bundles
1/2 cord = 85 bundles
3/4 cord = 128 bundles
1 cord = 170 bundles (128 cubic feet)