The safest way to dispose of vegetation debris from your property is to haul it off. Those intent on burning need to follow proper safety guidelines.
- You must notify Burnet County Sheriff’s Office in advance of your burn by calling 512-756-8080. You must call each day that you burn.
- Burning hours are 1 hour past sunrise until 5:00 PM. The fire must be completely out 1 hour before sunset.
- You may only burn natural products generated from your land. You MAY NOT burn electrical products, treated or painted lumber, plastic, rubber, shingles, paint, oil, etc.
- Your fire must be at least 300’ from the nearest structure.
- Do not burn on windy days. Be considerate of your neighbors so that your smoke does not violate their right to clean air. Also be aware of your smoke drifting across roadways causing safety hazards.
- The immediate area around your burn site should be free of debris, brush, or overhanging limbs. A BURN BARREL is safer than an open fire on the ground.
- The fire must be TENDED AT ALL TIMES with a shovel, rake, and a hose connected to a reliable water source.
- Do not hesitate to call 911 if you ever feel that your fire is getting out of control.
- For First Responders to accurately locate your property, please post your address at the end of your driveway using reflective numbers.
If you must burn, please follow these guidelines and have a safe controlled burn.