Williamson County Issues Burn Ban
Effective at Noon on Oct. 18
The Williamson County Commissioners Court has issued a county-wide burn ban effective at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, for a period not to exceed 90 days due to severe drought conditions, above average heat, low humidity, low fuel moistures and high winds that are creating dangerous wildfire conditions that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning. The order can be lifted by the County Judge if conditions improve.
person violates this order if they burn any combustible material outside of an
enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks, or orders such
burning by others. The burn ban prohibits the burning of household yard waste,
such as leaves, grass, brush and other yard trimmings. It also prohibits
burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural vegetation.
This order may be enforced by any duly-commissioned peace officer. It
is a Class C Misdemeanor that is punishable by a fine up to $500.
additional restrictions, requirements and details relating to the Order
Prohibiting Outdoor Burning, the Order may be viewed