Burn Permits and Opening Burning within the City of Austin
Due to Covid19, burning permits will not be issued within the City of Austin. Any violations for burning within the City of Austin when a permit is required will result in citations being issued. Recreational fires are allowed with unpainted and untreated wood, coal or charcoal. Recreational fires must not be within 25 feet of a structure or any combustible materials. Fires contained within an approved appliance shall maintain a 15 foot separation from combustible materials or structures. A 55 gallon drum is not an approved appliance. Fire extinguisher, buckets of sand or water, shovels or garden hoses shall be readily available. Recreational fires shall be constantly attended by a person knowledgeable in the use of fire extinguishing equipment and shall be supervised until fully extinguished. Remember to following social distancing when conducting recreational fires.
As the situation with Covid19 evolves, there may be updates made. Please watch your local news or check the City of Austin Facebook page.