Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX (Nov. 8, 2019) — Hays County has temporarily lifted the burn ban in unincorporated areas until further notice. The need for a burn ban will be reviewed by fire authorities in Hays County on November 12.
General Requirements for Outdoor Burning:
300 feet from any structure on adjacent properties.
Smoke must not create a nuisance to neighbors or traffic.
Winds less than 23 mph.
Burning allowed one hour after sunrise to one hour before sunset. All fires, smoke, and smoldering must be completely out overnight.
Must be continually supervised by a responsible adult.
Must have a means to control and extinguish the fire (water hose, buckets, tanks, tractor, shovels, etc.).
You may only burn natural materials (tree limbs, branches, brush, leaves, grass, etc.).
You may never burn trash, garbage, construction materials, tires, rubber, plastic, hydrocarbons, fiberglass, asbestos, hazardous materials, processes materials, lumber, etc..
Have a means to call 911, know your address, have your address clearly posted and have access for the Fire Department (gate unlocked, etc).
Keep your burn pile small and then feed more material into it as it burns down.
For more information on outdoor burning safety, visit https://hayscountytx.com/law-enforcement/fire-marshal/.