Is it legal to use a fire pit?

Yes. Outdoor burning is allowed for fires used solely for recreational or ceremonial purposes, in the noncommercial preparation of food, or used exclusively for the purpose of supplying warmth during cold weather. However, you may not use a recreational or ceremonial fire to burn waste, trees, brush, grass, leaves, branch trimmings, other plant growth, or any other items that are illegal to burn. The fire must not be a nuisance to others and the person responsible for the burn must be present and remains liable for damages, injuries, or other consequences that may result from burning, even when it is carried out in compliance with these regulations.

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1. Is outdoor burning allowed in Williamson County?
2. I have burned trash in my burn barrel for many years. Is it illegal?
3. Can I burn trees, brush, grass, leaves, branch trimmings and other plant growth?
4. I just cleared some private land and have some brush piles to get rid of. Can I burn them?
5. Is it legal to use a fire pit?
6. I am clearing land for a commercial development and need to burn. What do I do?
7. I tore down an old building or shed or replaced my wooden fence. Can I burn these items?
8. I am a farmer and I need to burn my cropland as part of my land management. Can I burn it?
9. Can I burn my waste, trees, brush, grass, leaves, branch trimmings and other plant growth that is generated from my property only if there is no burn ban?
10. I live in an area with trash pickup and I have a neighbor who continues to burn when they are not allowed. What can I do?
11. My outdoor burning situation is not listed and is not in the guide booklet. Who can I ask for assistance with the regulations?
12. How can I call in a control burn?