is allowed in Clarksville City, Warren City, and
Gregg County, Texas.
current as of: 11/5/2018
Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulates outdoor burning in
Texas. The following are guidelines for outdoor burning, as taken from
the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality guidebook to outdoor
TCEQ's Outdoor Burning Publication -
1. All controlled burns must be logged with either Clarksville City hall or
the fire department if you reside within Clarksville City limits. Notification must be
received in advance of your burn. You must obtain a permit each day that
brush, leaves, untreated lumber, or any other natural product on the
land from which it was cleared. You may
insulation (electrical or otherwise), treated or painted lumber,
plastics, sheetrock, shingles, carpet, rubber products, paints, oils, or
brought onto the site
from elsewhere, including brush cleared from another location. You may
burn household garbage in a burn barrel in areas where a rural trash
pickup service is not available.
may not burn on windy days or during dry periods. The wind speed may not
exceed 20 miles per hour.
During dry periods, the Gregg County Commissioner’s Court may enact a
“burn ban” in which no outdoor burning is permitted, including burn
barrels. Local radio and TV stations will broadcast information on burn
hours are from one hour after sunrise to one hour before sunset. No
additional material may be added to the fire that would cause burning to
extend past this time.
cooking fires, and bonfires are allowed to burn after dark, as long as
the materials are those listed above as legal to burn. During periods of
a burn ban, these types of fires may not be burned. Other than burn
bans, and legal materials listed above, the general rules on allowable
outdoor burning do not apply to fires covered by this exception.
fire must be downwind of or at least three hundred feet from the nearest
property with any type of structure. The immediate area of the fire
should be clear of brush, overhanging limbs, and other combustibles. You
should have a shovel, rake, and a hose connected to a reliable water
source nearby to prevent the spread of the fire. The fire must be tended
at all times until it is completely out.
wind carries smoke across any public roadway, you must post someone on
the road to flag traffic in accordance with Texas Department of Public
the smoke is causing a nuisance of any type to anyone, the fire must be
put out even if all the above rules are followed.