Effective November 10, 2020:  

New Auto Attendant when dialing 830-990-8793: 

You have reached the Gillespie County Communications Center Public Safety Dispatch. If you have an emergency, hang up and dial 911.

If you need dispatch for law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire or utilities on a non-emergency basis, press 1.

Otherwise, stay on the line and select from the following options:

To speak to someone in the jail, press 2.

For city of Fredericksburg traffic ticket information, press 3.

For warrant information, press 4.

If you are calling for the City of Fredericksburg Public Works or Water Department after hours for an emergency, press 5.

For up to date weather information and road conditions, press 6.

Texas Burn Ban Legislation


Prescribed - Controlled Burn
General Requirements:
  1. CHECK that a Burn Ban is not currently active.
  2. Create directions to the burn location and plan emergency access to the burn site.
  3. BEFORE BURNING, notify the Fredericksburg Fire Department at 830-990-8793 (& press "1") of your plans to burn.
  4. Burn only outside the corporate limits of a city or town.
  5. Burn only when the wind or other weather conditions are such that smoke will not present a hazard, nuisance to others or affect road / highway visibility.
  6. Begin burning no earlier than 1 hour after sunrise, end burning same day, and no burning later than 1 hour before sunset. 
  7. Weather conditions must be such that smoke will dissipate (winds of at least 6 mph - and no faster than 23 mph).
  8. The burn site must be physically supervised at all times during active burning.
  9. Burn supervisor must have immediate access to a telephone at all times should the burn get out of control and you require immediate Fire Department response.
Gillespie County Burn Ban is OFF, effective October 6, 2023.
Texas Forest Service map showing active burn bans within the state of Texas.

Map showing Fire Departments approximate coverage areas within Gillespie County. Map prepared by City of Fredericksburg.

Check the weather conditions before you burn.
Doss NOAA Weather
Fredericksburg NOAA Weather
Harper NOAA Weather
Stonewall NOAA Weather
Willow City NOAA Weather
NOAA National
Fire Weather Information