How does the Commissioners Court determine if a Burn Ban needs to be ordered for McLennan County?
The Commissioners Court reviews local information relative to drought conditions including information provided by the National Weather Service, the Texas Forest Service’s Keetch-Byram Drought Index and various individuals who have knowledge of the current dry conditions in the unincorporated areas. Once the Court makes the finding that circumstances exist in the unincorporated areas of McLennan County that create a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning and that McLennan County meets the drought criteria necessary to prohibit outdoor burning in all unincorporated areas of McLennan County, as per the provision of the Local Government Code 352.081

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1. How do I schedule an appointment with the County Judge's Office?
2. How do I submit an Open Records Request to the County Judge’s Office?
3. How does the Commissioners Court determine if a Burn Ban needs to be ordered for McLennan County?
4. What is the difference between an Order Prohibiting the Outdoor Burning in the Unincorporated Areas of the County (Burn Ban) and the Red Flag Warning Burn Ban?
5. Can an individual still use a barbecue if the County is under a Burn Ban?
6. What activity is prohibited when the County is under a Burn Ban Order?