Texas Local Government Code 352.081 gives the county commissioners court the authority to prohibit or restrict outdoor burning in general or outdoor burning.
Determining if a Burn Ban Is Needed
Some of the considerations used to determine if a burn ban is needed are drought conditions, as determined by the Texas Forest Service, or the commissioners court makes a finding that circumstances present in all or part of the unincorporated area create a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning.
Burn Ban Adoption & Exceptions
The burn band order may be adopted for no more than 90 days. There are certain exceptions that may apply. For more detailed information please review Section 352.081 Texas Local Government Code.