Coastal Bend Prescribed Burn Association

Coastal Bend Prescribed Burn Association

Area Burn Notification Numbers

Permits: No permits are required for the implementation of the burn unless there is a county burn ban in which case a permit from appropriate County Fire Marshalls, and/or County Commissions/Courts is required.  Additionally, as outlined in Outdoor Burning Rule, Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Sections 111.201-221, if burning in coastal salt marsh in one of 14 counties a permit from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality must be obtained.

Prior to conducting any prescribed burn it is imperative that the proper local officials be notified. Citizens seeing smoke will report it to local authorities which will result in the dispatch of emergency vehicles to respond to the fire.  By providing authorities with the time and location of your burn this cost and expense will be avoided.  You may be personally liable/charged for costs incurred if you fail notify officials.

The following contacts are furnished for your convenience.  This list is not all-inclusive, there may be others in your area that should be notified and it is your responsibility to determine this.  If you know of such a person please furnish their name and contact information to so we can update this list to assist other members. Also please notify us of any errors found in these contact numbers.

DISCLAIMER: you should verify all emergency numbers you might need, in advance.  Numbers change and errors can be made and we are not responsible for the accuracy of the information below.

The landowner/ranch manager is also responsible for notifying neighbors, lessees, and utilities.


Aransas Co Sheriff 361-782-3541
Fire Marshall/EMC 361-790-0108
Aransas Co Judge 361-729-2222
Bee Co Sheriff 361-362-3221
Fire Marshall / EMC 361-362-3271
Normanna VFD 361-343-2211 (Darrell Phillips, Chief)
  361-876-1826 (Al Hoelscher, Asst. Chief)
Pettus VFD 361-542-1140 (Robert Rogers)
Blanconia VFD 361- 526-5105 (Norman Gray)
Calhoun Co Sheriff 361-553-4646
Fire Marshall/EMC  
Calhoun Co Judge 361-553-4600
De Witt
De Witt Co Sheriff 361-275-5734
Cuero VFD 361-275-2411 (Butch Taylor)
Yoakum VFD 361-293-5125 (Phillip Baker
Meyersville VFD (Kenneth Buenger)  
Nordheim VFD (Ronald Pfeifer)  
Thomaston VFD (Tom Cheatham)  
Westoff VFD (Jeff Constable)  
Yorktown VFD (Darryl Booth)  
De Witt Co Judge 361-275-0516
Goliad Co Sheriff  361-645-3451
Goliad Fire Department & VFDs  361-645-3222
Goliad County Judge  361-645-3337
Jackson Co Sheriff 361-782-3371
Fire Marshall/EMC (Edna) 361-782-3122
Edna VFD 361-782-3159
Francitas VFD 361-588-7300
Ganado VFD 361-771-2232
Lolita VFD 361-874-4320
Vanderbilt VFD 361-284-3222
Jackson County Judge 361-782-2352
Karnes Co Sheriff 830-780-3931 (David Jalufka)
Karnes City VFD 830-780-2666 (Charlie Malik)
Kenedy VFD 830-583-3658 (Robert Alexander)
Falls City VFD 830-254-3332 (Ray Dziuk)
Gillett VFD 830-789-4207 (Lupe Valdez
Runge VFD 830-239-7459 (Alvo Tucker)
Karnes Co Judge 830-780-3732 (Alger Kendal)
Live Oak
Live Oak Co Sheriff 361-449-3931 (Larry Busby)
Fire Marshall/EMC  
Live Oak Co Judge 361-449-2733 (Jim Huff)
Nueces Co Sheriff 361-887-2222 (Jim Kaelin)
Fire Marshall/EMC  
Nueces Co Judge 361-888-0444 (Samual L. Neal, Jr.)
Refugio Co Sheriff 361-526-2351 x 1
Fire Marshall/EMC 361-526-2820
Refugio Co Judge 361-526-4434
San Patricio
San Patricio Co Sheriff 361-364-2251
Fire Marshall/EMC 361-364-9650
San Patricio Co Judge 361-364-9301
Victoria Co Sheriff 361-782-5407
Victoria Co/city Fire Dispatch 361-573-3221
Fire Marshall/EMC 361-579-9103 (O)
  361-579-6121 (F)
Victoria County Judge 361-575-4558
Other Resources
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 361-825-3100 (O)
  361-825-3101 (F)
Texas Interagency Coordination Center 936-875-4786 (O)
  936-875-4812 (F)
Texas Forest Service, LaGrange Office 979-968-5555 (O)
Texas Forest Service, Kingsville Office 361-595-5118 (O)
  979-218-2404 (C)

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PO Box 105, Tivoli, Texas 77990 361-646-9111 or email

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