BURN BAN: How do I find out the current burn ban status? How does that impact me?

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Travis County occasionally issues a burn ban. When a burn ban is in effect, “open burning” is not allowed, meaning outdoor, open-flame burning that is not fully enclosed. The Travis County Fire Marshal has a webpage which further explains county burn bans. The burn ban may be in effect for a few days or a few weeks. You can find out the current status—either ON or OFF—by looking at the Burn Ban button on the top of our website home page, which is updated daily Monday through Friday.

However, even when the county burn ban is off, you must still obtain a permit from us for outdoor burns! Click here for permit application information.

NOTE: A burn ban is not the same as a fireworks ban. These bans are issued separately.