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Georgetown Fire Department

Outdoor Burning & Burn Permits

• Operational Open/Outdoor Burn Permit Notice •

Georgetown Fire Department requires an operational permit inside the city limits and within the E.S.D. 8 for outdoor burning. The applicant must meet all of the guidelines in the state and local Outdoor Burning Regulations listed within this site; an on-site inspection may be required.

      • The application for such approval shall only be presented by, and permits issued to, the owner of the land upon which the fire is to be kindled.

      • The permit shall be kept on site and readily available for view upon request at all times when burning. A permit shall be obtained from the City of Georgetown Fire Marshal’s Office prior to kindling a fire.


WE HAVE MOVED TO AN ONLINE PERMITTING PROCESS ONLY!

You will need an email address to complete the application. If you do not have access to a computer or need assistance with the online application, a kiosk is located in the lobby of the Fire Administration Office at 3500 D.B. Wood Road (Public Safety Operations and Training Center) specifically for this purpose. 

**Please note: Our system can only accept Visa and MasterCard. We cannot accept American Express or Discover.**


INSTRUCTIONS: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
The burn permit application is a 3-step process

Step 1 —

Select the type of Open/Outdoor Burning Permit you need and apply online. You should receive a response within 24-48 hours, after an inspector has reviewed your application. 

Georgetown Fire Marshal’s Office offers four (4) Operational Permits for Open/Outdoor Burning:

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Outdoor Burning & Burn Permits


Step 2 —

You will receive an email approving or denying your application.

        • If approved and your permit requires payment of a fee, this email will contain a link with which to submit your credit card payment. (Continue to Step 3) 

        • If approved and your permit does not require payment of a fee, this email will have your assigned permit number, will serve as your official permit, and must be retained until the expiration date. As a reminder, the permit shall be kept on site and readily available for view upon request at all times when burning. (You do not need to continue to Step 3)

        • If denied, you may contact a Fire Inspector for more information at (512) 930-FIRE (3473).


Step 3 —

If payment is required and once payment is approved, you will receive a second email with your permit number. This email will serve as your permit and must be retained until the expiration date. As a reminder, the permit shall be kept on site and readily available for view upon request at all times when burning.(If you do not receive an email within 24-48 hours of your application submission, check the Spam folder in your email.) 

**Please note: Our system can only accept Visa and MasterCard. We cannot accept American Express or Discover.**


You must notify Georgetown (Non-Emergency) 911 Communication Center of your intent to burn at (512)930-3510 each time, prior to burning

 

 

 

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