Cameron County Fire Marshal Service

Burn Ban is IN EFFECT
(Effective 3/16/2021)

Cameron County is under a burn ban for the unincorporated areas of the county
And will be in effect for the next 90 days.

Outdoor burning is regulated under state law. As conditions warrant, the county may adopt a burn ban.



Contact Information:

964 East Harrison Street
Brownsville, Texas 78520
(Administrative Building; 2nd Floor)
Maggie Perkild  956-982-5464


Fire Code Permit Application
(Solicitud de Permiso de Código de incendio)

Mobile Food Vending Unit Checklist (guidance document only)
(Guia de Unidad Móvil Para Venta de Alimentación; documento solo para orientación)

Fire Safety

(Seguridad Contra Incendios)

Fire Safety Tip Sheets: Causes

Escape planning

Fire and safety equipment

Household equipment
Portable Fireplaces (PDF, 470 KB)


Wildland fire safety (PDF, 558 KB)


People with disabilities (PDF, 670 KB)

Unintentional injuries

Scald prevention


Car fire safety (PDF, 368 KB)

Winter Fire Safety Tips

National Fire Prevention Week

The 2020 Campaign Theme will be announced
June 1, 2020

(click here for updates)