The Tarrant County Fire Marshal’s Office reminds anyone planning to conduct an outside burn must observe the following requirements:

  • 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 if it is an allowable burn day.
  • The Fire Alarm Center is open 24/7.
  • No burning if wind speeds (either constant or gusts) are greater than 23 mph.
  • The party responsible for the burn must be always present and remains liable for
  • damages. Have water available and a cell phone.
  • 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
  • To conduct prescribed burns, you must contact the Tarrant County Fire Marshal’s Office for approval

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