Burn ban 2018

Aug. 15, 2018: County Judge Keith Self rescinded the county's outdoor burn ban in unincorporated areas today. 

July 5, 2018: County Judge Keith Self issued an outdoor burn ban for unincorporated areas of Collin County effective July 5, 2018, due to extremely dry conditions in rural areas.The 90-day ban will be formally confirmed at the next Commissioners Court, and will remain in effect until October 3, 2018, unless the Texas Forest Service or the Commissioners Court determines that it is no longer necessary.

The order does not prohibit outdoor burning activities related to public health and safety that are authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for: (1) firefighter training; (2) public utility, natural gas pipeline or mining operations; or (3) burns that are conducted by a prescribed burn manager certified under Section 153.048, Natural Resources Code, and meet the standards of Section 153.047, Natural Resources Code.

Authority for the ban falls under Local Government Code 352.081 and other applicable statutes.

The full text of the outdoor burn ban can be read here.