|The outdoor burning rule prohibits outdoor burning anywhere in Texas, but allows exceptions for specific situations in which burning is necessary and does not pose a threat to the environment. The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office does not issue permits for outdoor burning. For a guide to outdoor burning including information about how to answer "Can I Burn?" please download the following document in English or Spanish:
Outdoor burning can be an air nuisance or neighborhood nuisance. For complaints/reports of outdoor burning, contact the Harris County Pollution Control Services Department.
For more information on outdoor burning, contact the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)