Can I burn some trash or leaves in my yard?

No. A city ordinance prohibits burning trash within the Rosenberg city limits. If you have questions about the ordinance, please contact our fire safety inspectors at 832-595-3600. If you do not live in the City limits and wish to burn trash or leaves the Fort Bend County Fire Marshal does not give approval for outdoor burning.

Please contact Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) at 713-767-3700, for the rules and regulations regarding outdoor burning. If outdoor burning is approved by TCEQ, call the Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office at 281-341-4665 and the local Fire Department. You should also check the Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s website to determine if a burn ban is in effect.

Do not leave the burn area unattended and make sure the fire is completely extinguished by dark. Be courteous to your neighbors, please do not burn if the smoke is going to drift into their home or cause problems for them.

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1. How do I find a street that isn’t shown on my map?
2. How do I report a non-emergency incident? Do I still need to call 911?
3. Why am I being billed for my ambulance ride when Fort Bend Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provided the transport?
4. There is a leaking fire hydrant on my street. Who is responsible for repairing it?
5. Why does the City of Rosenberg Fire Department make so much noise when they respond to a call?
6. Does the City of Rosenberg Fire Department offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or first aid classes?
7. Can my teenager complete a few community service hours at the Fire Department?
8. Can I burn some trash or leaves in my yard?
9. Who do I call to complain about tall weeds, fire hazards or abandoned autos?
10. Do you get cats out of trees/telephone poles/off roofs?
11. Where can I go to get my blood pressure checked?
12. How can I schedule a fire truck, Sparky the Firedog, or a firefighter at my function?
13. Who do I call about a fire extinguisher that doesn’t work?
14. Who do I call to get sand bags?
15. Why do so many fire apparatus respond to simple incidents?
16. How come I see fire trucks with full lights and sirens go through a red light at intersections and then, after they go through, they turn off their lights and slow down?
17. Why do I see firefighters cutting holes in the roof of a building on fire?
18. How can I become a firefighter?