FIRE HYDRANT: Who should I notify about someone blocking a fire hydrant? What about a leaking or damaged fire hydrant?

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Fire Code requires that at least 3 feet of clearance in all directions of a fire hydrant be maintained at all times; landscaping must be cut back accordingly.

In addition, Texas Transportation Code prohibits drivers from parking a vehicle – whether occupied or unoccupied – within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. (Also, Texas Law prohibits drivers from parking within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to a fire station and on the side of a street opposite a marked entrance to a fire station within 75 feet of that entrance.)

Local law enforcement officers enforce these laws:

  • Within the City of Pflugerville, you can call the City of Pflugerville Police to report concerns to their non-emergency number at (512) 990-6700. Likewise, please report leaking, damaged, or out-of-service fire hydrants to Pflugerville police at this non-emergency number.
  • Within unincorporated Travis County (such as Wells Branch), you can call the Travis County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency dispatch line at (512) 974-0845 and press option 3 for assistance.