IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICES:

Outdoor Burning

LIFTING OF OUTDOOR BURN BAN ORDER 2017-02 FOR THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF CORYELL COUNTY EFFECTIVE AUGUST 7, 2017

The Coryell County Burn Ban has been temporarily lifted as of August 7, 2017 and will be reinstated at sunset on August 14th unless other action is taken by Commissioners’ Court. As a reminder, no burning is permitted if winds are forecast to be 23 mph or greater.

Citizens are asked to contact the County Sheriff’s office to alert them that a burn will be conducted, 254-865-7201.

In accordance with Local Government Code §352.081(h), a violation of this Order is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00.

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Coryell County citizens are reminded that all outdoor burning is required to comply with the State Outdoor Burning Rule, Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Sections 111.201 through 111.221 and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (T.C.E.Q.) guidance, RG-049 dated August 2007.

Citizens are asked to contact the County Sheriff's Office at (254) 865-7201, to alert them that a controlled outdoor burn will be conducted.  Citizens are reminded that standard State restrictions remain in effect.

T.C.E.Q. rules also state that a fire must be attended by a responsible person at all times during the active burning phase and that no burning is to begin sooner than one hour after sunrise and must be completed on the same day no later than one hour before sunset.  Citizens are urged to use extreme caution and responsible judgment.  The T.C.E.Q. publishes guidance document to assist in interpreting the Outdoor Burning Rule in Texas.