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Outdoor Burning
Open Burning
Outdoor burning is not allowed in the City of Deer Park. Outdoor burning encompasses the burning of household yard waste, such as leaves, grass, brush, and other yard trimmings. It is also the burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural vegetation.

Fires for Recreation, Ceremonies, Cooking, or Warmth
Outdoor burning is allowed when used solely for recreational or ceremonial purposes, in the noncommercial preparation of food, or exclusively as a means of generating warmth in cold weather. In other words, small campfires which are inside of a fire-ring which is designed for fire and cooking fires are allowed.

Fires built under this exception may not contain electrical insulation, treated lumber, plastics, and construction or demolition materials not made of wood, heavy oils, asphaltic materials, potentially explosive materials, chemical wastes, or items containing natural or synthetic rubber. In addition, the burning must not cause a nuisance to surrounding people, properties, and/or roadways.

Commercial Burning
Commercial trench burning is allowed with a permit issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the City of Deer Park Fire Marshal's Office.

Permits are required  for the following Activities:
  • Trench Burning (not allowed in the City Limits)
  • Commercial Burning
  • Ceremonial Burning

  • Fire Marshal's Office Burn Permit

    More Information
    For more information, view the Outdoor Burning Guidelines.

    Contact Us
    Buddy Rice
    Fire Marshal

    2211 East X St.
    Deer Park, TX  77536

    Ph: 281-478-7291
    Fx: 281-478-7289