HGACOutdoor burning, in general, is illegal in the Houston-Galveston Region because it contributes to air pollution.

The purpose of this guide is to help you know how to burn safely and legally, if it is necessary to burn.

There are some exceptions in which burning is necessary. In those cases, the Outdoor Burning Rule has been designed to protect the environment and promote public health and safety. Conditions in which exceptions are met depend on county population and ozone attainment status.