Hays County Fire Marshal
The primary mission of the Hays County Fire Marshal’s Office (HCFMO) is to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Hays County from fires, natural and man-made hazards, and other significant events by coordinating directly with other public safety agencies, residents and the business community. The staff of the HCFMO executes this responsibility with pride and under the highest standards of professionalism, efficiency, integrity and accountability.
The HCFMO comprises three functions: Fire Code Compliance and Enforcement; Fire Prevention and Inspections; and Fire/Arson Investigations. As a division of the Hays County Office of Emergency Services, the HCFMO provides rapid response to requests for investigations, inspections, fire code compliance, and emergency management assistance.
Outdoor Burning Permits
Effective, August 2, 2021, all plan submittals, permitting, and inspection requests must be done using our new online system.
Open Burning and other Operational Permits may also be obtained using this same website (there is no charge for an Open Burning Permit for the unincorporated areas of Hays County).
To register and access the new system, visit the submittal website.
Download this helpful guide for using the new permit system!
Burn Ban is currently:
in the unincorporated areas of Hays County
View some of the resources used by the Fire Marshal in making recommendations:
Fire Danger – Texas Forecast Fire Danger
Rules for Outdoor Burning
(English and Spanish brochures):
Spanish version is under revision and will be reposted as soon as possible.
Physical Office Address:
Plan Review, Permitting and Inspections Division:
2171 Yarrington Rd., Suite 300
Kyle, TX 78640
Administrative and Mailing Address:
810 S. Stagecoach Trail, Suite 1200
San Marcos, TX 78666