We live in a drought-prone region of the country. Wildfires can happen at any time, but when our conditions have been extremely dry for prolonged periods of time, the grasses and fuels available mean fires spread more quickly. Wildfires often threaten homes and businesses. Use the above Wildfire Action Plan for your home and any businesses you own. Share it with family members, roommates and co-workers. Being prepared in case a wildfire threatens your property can make all the difference.
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.
No permit is required for residential outdoor burning. See below regarding the rules for outdoor burning.
Rules for Outdoor Burning (English)
Rules for Outdoor Burning (Spanish) THIS IS BEING REVISED
Residential Permits & Inspections (Buildings, Fireworks)
All plan submittals, permitting, and inspection requests must be done using our online system.
Download this helpful guide for using the new permit system!
Burn Ban is currently:
OFF (effective at noon on Nov. 4, 2022)
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