Outdoor burning is not allowed any time there is a county wide burn ban such as during high fire or drought conditions. These burn bans can occur in the summer months and sometimes in the winter months as well.
If you do not live within the town limits of Double Oak and you live in an unincorporated area of Denton County, you are required to purchase a controlled burn permit prior to conducting any outdoor burning. To obtain a permit, please call the Denton County Fire Marshal's Office at (940) 349-2840.
Outdoor burning may be prohibited at different times due to different reasons. Obviously if we are in a drought or high fire danger situation burning will not be allowed but even in times where it is relatively safe to burn it may not be allowed. During an o-zone alert day outdoor burning is prohibited because of the collection of pollutants in the air. Also during periods of high wind burning may not be allowed. If you are burning on a no-burn day the fire department will respond and ask you to extinguish your fire. How do you know if it is a burn day or not? A Denton County Controlled Burn Website is available showing the burn status for the day. This website also allows you to log your burn with the Denton County Fire Marshal. All residents should log your controlled burns with the county. This helps to prevent the fire department from being called to respond to your house for an unknown fire. You may also choose to log your burn via a telephone voice mail system. The phone number is (940) 349-2840. Leave your name, address, and times you will be burning on the voice mail. Be safe and smart when burning outdoors and follow these tips below for a successful and legal burn: