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County Judge Ben Zeller lifts Burn Ban issued 8/8/2022

Effective August 25th @ 2:30 pm

Victoria County Judge Ben Zeller, at the recommendation of County Fire Marshal Richard Castillo, has lifted the burn ban.

As a reminder, if anyone wants to conduct a controlled burn, please notify the Victoria County Fire Marshal's Office at 361-579-9103 during office hours or the non-emergency dispatch number at 361-573-3221 during after hours.

Commissioners Court issues burn ban effective 8/8/2022

The Victoria County Commissioners Court has issued a county-wide burn ban for unincorporated areas of Victoria County.  

Household trash is best burned in a barrel allowed with a screen on top consisting of holes no larger than 5/8" inch. Area around barrel should be cleared down to the soil or gravel.  

 All burning should be supervised; and you should have readily available means to control the fire.

Please contact Victoria County Fire Marshal's Office at (361) 579-9103 if you have any questions regarding burning in the unincorporated areas of Victoria County, Texas.

Victoria County issues disaster declaration due to increasing drought and fire conditions and prohibits the sale, use and discharge of fireworks

Acting on the authority given to counties under the Texas Constitution, Victoria County Judge Ben Zeller issued a Declaration of Local Disaster for Victoria County in the face of increasingly severe drought and fire conditions, and extended forecasts from the National Weather Service that give little chance of rain over coming weeks.

This Declaration of Local Disaster will prohibit firework sales within Victoria County, which by state law could not have begun until this coming Friday. This Declaration also bans the use of fireworks in areas of the county that are outside Victoria city limits.

Victoria County Disaster Declaration June 21 2022


Governors approval of firework prohibition June 22, 2022

Resolution Continuing the Disaster Declaration June 27, 2022

Hazard Mitigation Plan Participation Survey
H20 Partners, Inc. has been contracted to update the Victoria Hazard Mitigation Action Plan. Public input will help the project team to analyze potential natural hazards affecting residents and recommend possible actions to reduce their impact. A public participation survey is available at: