Burn Ban Lifted

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September 8, 2020

The Ban on Outdoor Burning Has been Lifted

The Tarrant County Fire Marshal’s Office reminds you that if you conduct an outside burn, you must observe the following requirements:

  • Burn only in the unincorporated areas of Tarrant County.
  • Contact the Tarrant County Fire Alarm Center at 817-232-9800 on the day you plan to burn to register your address and to confirm it is an allowable burn day. The Fire Alarm Center is open 24/7.
  • The party responsible for the burn must be present at all times and remains liable for damages.
  • Begin burning no earlier than one hour after sunrise and end the same day no later than one hour before sunset – NO BURNING AT NIGHT.
  • Make sure the smoke does not blow towards a neighbor’s house or onto a road.
  • The burn must be downwind and at least 300 feet from structures on adjacent properties.
  • Only burn brush, tree limbs, grass clippings or leaves. The material MUST be generated from the property.  NO HAULING IN. NO BURNING OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL, HEAVY OILS OR CHEMICAL WASTES.
  • No burning if wind speeds (either constant or gusts) are greater than 23 mph.
  • To conduct prescribed burns, you must contact the Tarrant County Fire Marshal’s Office for approval.

To report someone illegally burning outdoors, call the
Tarrant County Fire Alarm Center at 817-232-9800 or the
Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office at 817-884-1315.
The authority to conduct outdoor burning under this regulation does not exempt or excuse any person responsible from the consequences, damages or injuries resulting from the burning and does not exempt or excuse anyone from complying with all other applicable laws or ordinances, regulations and orders of governmental entities having jurisdiction -- even though the burning is otherwise conducted in compliance with this regulation.

News release date: September 08, 2020