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Important Notice


Please note that the Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas will hold a public hearing on a proposed Junkyard and Automotive Wrecking and Salvage Yard Ordinance on the 27th day of June, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom, on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse located at 401 Jackson St., Richmond, Texas. All interested persons are invited to attend and provide public comments on the proposed Ordinance.


Copies of the proposed Ordinance are available at Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office, 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle, Suite 114, Richmond, Texas. Alternately, the proposed Ordinance is available online.


Following the public hearing the Commissioners Court is scheduled to deliberate and act upon the adoption of the proposed Ordinance.


Even though it is legal to buy, possess, and use consumer fireworks (1.4G) in the unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County, there are some places you cannot use fireworks even in the unincorporated county. Such as near churches, hospitals, an asylum, a licensed child care center, or a public or private primary or secondary school or institution of higher education unless the person receives authorization in writing from that organization.


Effective October 1, 2016

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court has approved Third Edition of the Fort Bend County Fire Code [PDF].



Permit Application 

Permit Fees [PDF]


Submit Forms

Submit Fire Code ViolationsSubmit Non-compliant Fire System ReportSubmit Open Records Request

Outdoor Burning Information
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Texas Burn Ban Counties

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As of August 1, 2014, unincorporated Fort Bend County will utilize the 2012 International Fire Code, related Local Amendments and the Fort Bend County Fire Code [PDF].


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Last updated: 6/14/2017 10:01:53 AM