The burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County was lifted on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Individuals are advised to continue to be cautious with any outdoor burning activity.
Prior to conducting controlled burns, please take the following steps:
- Please contact your local fire department – Some fire departments may require a burn permit.
- Please contact Williamson County Communications – Please call and report your controlled burn to Williamson County Emergency Communications at 512-864-8282. They can inform you of any burning restrictions that may exist.
On Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Williamson County Commissioners Court initiated a County-wide burn ban. Violation of the ban is considered a Class C misdemeanor and punishable by a fine up to $500.
A person violates this order if he, or she, burns any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks, or orders such burning by others. The burn ban prohibits the burning of household yard waste, such as leaves, grass, brush and other yard trimmings. It also prohibits burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural vegetation.
The ban is set in place for a period not to exceed 30 days and will be lifted when conditions improve.