Outdoor Burn Ban: Lifted

Jul 30, 2016

Updated, August 15, 2016: Williamson County lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County today.

A burn ban was issued by the Williamson County Commissioners Court on July 28. The ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the County is in effect for up to 30 days. The County Judge may lift the burn ban during this time if conditions improve.

The burn ban prohibits burning combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks. The burning of household yard waste, such as leaves, grass, brush and other yard trimmings, is prohibited. Burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural vegetation also is prohibited.

The burn ban may be enforced by any commissioned peace officer.

Outdoor burning is not allowed at any time within the city limits of Georgetown, unless the Georgetown Fire Department has issued a permit authorizing an outdoor burn. However, these permits do not supersede an outdoor burn ban order enacted by the Williamson County Commissioners Court.

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