As of August 8th, Fort Bend County Commissioner’s Court unanimously approved a 90-day outdoor burn ban for all areas of Fort Bend County. This includes residents of Fort Bend MUD 128. This ban means that no residents can burn or order another to burn any material outside of an enclosure designed to contain and capable of containing all flames, sparks, embers, cinders and ash produced by burning.
During drought conditions, the Fort Bend County Fire Marshal can recommend adopting a burn ban order in all areas within Fort Bend County. With Commissioner’s Court approval, officers of the Fire Marshal’s Office can issue citations for any outdoor burning in the county found to be in violation of a burn ban.
The Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office works in coordination with the 21 Fire Departments, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Bend County Constable’s Offices, Fort Bend County Environmental Health Enforcement Unit, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to educate county citizens about the outdoor burning regulations and to enforce the state laws governing outdoor burning.
If you have any questions regarding outdoor burning, please contact the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and/or Fort Bend County Environmental Health Enforcement.
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