Burn Ban In Effect


The Kaufman County Commissioners' Court has issued a burn ban for Kaufman County effective Tuesday, August 1, 2023 until further notice. All outdoor burning is prohibited including fires used for recreation, ceremony, disposal, and land clearing. The burn ban which will remain in effect until October 30, or until drought conditions improve, carries with it a violation of a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500.

The burn ban does not apply to: 

• Fires that are used for cooking (grills & smokers) 

• Firefighter training 

• Fires related to public health and safety if authorized by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) 

• Fires related to public utility, natural gas pipeline, or mining operations

• Fires related to planting or harvesting of agricultural crops 

• Burns that are performed by a prescribed burn manager if it meets the standards set forth by the Natural Resources Code


Welcome to Kaufman County, Texas

Welcome to Kaufman County, Texas, founded in 1848. Located adjacent to Dallas County on the east, Kaufman County is home to more than 145,000 people, 16 cities, four independent school districts, two colleges, and thousands of thriving businesses. Kaufman County has recently been named by the US Census Bureau as the fastest-growing county over 100,000 in the nation. (Dallas Morning News article 12.28.22)

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