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Outdoor Burning


Burn Ban
There is currently no burn ban in effect in Harris County.


Outdoor Burning
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)
  • Phone: 512-239-0028



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