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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I burn my trash or brush?
You are not allowed to burn trash or rubbish within the City limits of Amarillo. 

Can I have a fire pit or campfire in my backyard?
Yes, with some restrictions. Refer to Outdoor Burning.

Is there a burn ban?
To check the latest burn ban information, please call the Fire Department for whichever County you are inquiring about.

Potter County Fire Dept.                806-383-3373
Randall County Fire Dept.              806-477-1750


What do I do with fire extinguishers that have been used?
Some units are able to be recharged after use while others are not.  Please contact the manufacturer or a local fire extinguisher service company to get more information about your particular unit.  Units that cannot be recharged can be put in your household trash can and replaced with another unit.

Can I use fireworks within the City?
No, the use of fireworks is prohibited within the City of Amarillo. It is a violation to possess or discharge fireworks within the City limits.

How do I obtain a copy of a fire report?
Copies of fire reports and investigation reports can be obtained by submitting an Open Records Request located on the City of Amarillo’s Website Click here for the Open Records Request form

How often should I check my smoke alarm?
Smoke alarms should be tested monthly by pressing the “test” button. Batteries should be changed twice a year. A good way to remember is to change your smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks for daylight savings time. Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years.

What is the currently adopted fire code for the City of Amarillo?
Our currently adopted fire code is the 2012 International Fire Code with local amendments.