Complete the records request form.
Can we get someone to come out to talk to our neighborhood association/business about wildfire safety/fire extinguishers?
Yes. Contact our main number at (512) 854-4621
Burn Ban Questions
Find your location on the Jurisdiction Map.
See the ESD Fire Departments page for ESD contact information.
No, however the Commissioners Court may impose a fireworks ban under certain conditions..
Yes. Open flame cooking can be done outdoors during a burn ban, however the flames must be completely enclosed in the cooking device.
Read more about safely cooking outdoors.
Yes. however the Commissioners Court may require that certain procedures be followed durring a burn ban. The Burn Ban Order will contain information about safety matters that must be addressed by individuals conducting hot work operations.
You may burn limbs, leaves and straw that originated on your property.
I have a lawn care business. Can I bring trimmings from client’s property and burn it on my property?
No, you would need to contact the Austin Fire Department for questions regarding burning inside the City of Austin. Their number is (512) 974-0130.
You would need to contact the park directly for their guidelines.
Travis County Parks website
Inspections of Existing Locations
The inspection standards include the following:
- International Fire Code 2015 ed.
- Local Government Code Chapter 352.
Contact our office at (512) 854-4621 or complete our online hazard reporting form.
Contact our office at (512) 854-4621. (See fee schedule.)
Please refer to the foster home inspection guidelines.
Inspections of New Commercial Construction (Permits)
Download the Permit Application.
Yes. Contact our office at (512) 854-4621 to set up an appointment. Meetings with plan reviewers are by appointment only.
Change of Occupancy Permit may be required. Call our office at (512) 854-4621 to schedule a pre-development meeting.
Yes. All plans are required to be submitted (even on existing facilities) and fire code permits are required.
See the Fire Code Guidelines.
No. A Certificate of Compliance is required to open a facility to the general public.
Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program
This program addresses fire setting behaviors through education and intervention. Youths may be referred by parents, teachers, fire departments, social services providers, or mandated by the court.
This is a FREE program for children between the ages of two and sixteen. Parents concerned about their child and their family's safety can contact our office for a free one-on-one class with the juvenile and parent. This program also assists the family with further counseling if needed.
Call (512) 854-4357 if you live in the unincorporated area of Travis County or (512) 974-0240 if you live in the city limits of Austin.
An assessment is conducted with the child and parents. Fire setting sometimes stems from other issues in the juvenile’s life. Fire safety education is provided to the juvenile and the parents and referrals if needed. All material is kept confidential.
Call (512) 854-4357 if you live in the unincorporated area of Travis County or (512) 974-0240 if you live in the city limits of Austin to set up a time for the intervention. These classes are by appointment only. Please allow a minimum of two hours for the intervention, assessment, and education.