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Fire Marshal

Welcome to the Office of the

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.

Burn Ban is currently:


in the unincorporated areas of Hays County

Rules for Outdoor Burning
(English and Spanish brochures):

Spanish version is under revision and will be reposted as soon as possible.

Interim Fire Marshal



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



Hays County