Outdoor Burning

 

TCEQ’s Outdoor Burning Rule prohibits outdoor burning in Texas.  

Collin County Fire Marshal’s Office no longer issues burn permits as of January 26th, 2015.

 

NO BURNING IS ALLOWED IN COLLIN COUNTY

 

As of August of 2016, all those living within the City Limits of Lavon may no longer burn.  

BBQ Grills as still allowed.

 

No burning is allowed inside the City Limits of Nevada

Please contact Nevada FM Shawn Mosely @ 214/837-0765

 

Please contact Lavon City Hall if you have any questions.

 

All others--Permits will no longer be issued for burning inside Collin County.

 

• Petroleum products
• Asphaltic materials
• Items containing natural or synthetic rubber
• Lumber
• Household garbage / refuse (including newspapers and boxes)

 

 

TCEQ’s Outdoor Burning Rule prohibits outdoor burning in Collin County Texas, and then allows exceptions for specific situations in which burning is necessary or does not pose a threat to the environment.  However there are conditions that must be met under these exceptions to protect the environment and avoid other adverse impacts when allowed.  The TCEQ can issue a special authorization for circumstances that do not fit under these exceptions.  The TCEQ does not issue burn permits.  Collin County Fire Marshal’s Office no longer issues burn permits as of January 26th, 2015.

Local law enforement, Fire Departments and Fire Marshall's have the authority to stop burning, issue citations and restrict when and where fires can be burned when doing so for safety, presevation of property or upon issuance of a complaint.

 

http://www.tceq.texas.gov/

 

EXCEPTION FOR FIRES USED FOR RECREATION, CEREMONY, COOKING, AND WARMTH AND NATURAL VEGETATION REMOVAL:

 

  1. Outdoor burning shall be authorized for fires used solely for recreational or ceremonial purposes, or in the noncommercial preparation of food, or used exclusively for the purpose of supplying warmth during cold weather.  However, these type fires must also conform to the general TCEQ TAC requirements, and specific City of Lavon/Nevada  Ordinances for general regulations, allowable materials, and approved containers/receptacles/pits. 
Questions/Concerns:  
Collin County Fire Marshal
4690 Community Ave., Suite 200
McKinney, TX 75071
 
fmadmin@collincountytx.gov

972-548-5576 (McKinney)
972-424-1460 ext. 5576 (Metro)
972-548-5574​ (Fax)

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