Residential (Controlled) Burn Permits
Residential (Controlled) Burn Permits are needed for the burning of unwanted vegetation, fallen limbs, and leaves, and are locally referred to as “controlled burns.” This type of fire requires an operational permit.
A “controlled burn” is allowed within the county of Georgetown’s fire district with issuance of an operational burn permit.
Controlled Burn Permits are needed in the Emergency Response District (E.S.D. 8), the county area that Georgetown Fire Department serves.
Controlled Burn Permits are not allowed inside the city limits unless the burn is conducted on land with one acre or greater.
The fuel load of a controlled burn shall not exceed 5’ in diameter by 7’ in height.