The City of Boerne adopted the 2021 edition of the International Fire Code (IFC) and the 2021 edition of the International Building Code (IBC).
View Boerne Local Code Amendments 2021
Show All Answers
The Fire Marshal can be contacted by calling 830-248-1512 or 830-249-3644 . You can also reach the Fire Marshal by emailing [email protected].
No. Burning trash, brush or other rubbish is not allowed in the city. Ground cooking fires, Theatrical Performance Fires and Ceremonial Fires require the responsible person to obtain a fire permit from the Fire Marshal's Office prior to igniting these types of fires. Outside fires placed in chimineas, small fire pits, and outdoor fire places are allowed in one and two family dwellings only. It is recommended all outdoor fires in one and two family dwellings maintain no less than 15' of clearance from structures and other combustible materials. A person commits a violation if they ignite a fire on any balcony of any multi-family dwelling unit. If you have any questions please contact the Fire Marshal's office at (830) 248-1512 or call (830) 249-3644. You can email the Fire Marshal at [email protected]
The Fire Marshal's Office is located at fire station number 1 on 726 N. Main St., Boerne, Texas 78006. This is also the mailing address for the Fire Marshal's Office.
Business fire safety inspections are conducted on annual and semi-annual basis and are either scheduled by appointment or they are unannounced. Fire Inspectors partner with business owners and property managers to ensure the building is safe to occupy and is compliant with current fire code. We check exit lights, emergency lighting, fire alarms, fire sprinkler systems, fire protection systems, and fire extinguishers. Fire inspectors also check for emergency egress exits and life safety concerns. Each occupancy receives a thorough fire inspection report with all discrepancies noted at the time of inspection. Fire Inspectors discuss the findings with the occupant and answer any questions regarding the inspection. Follow-up fire inspections are scheduled to allow ample time to resolve all non-compliant findings. There is no charge for fire safety inspections. For more information, contact the Fire Marshal at 830-248-1512 or 830-249-3644. You can send an email to [email protected].
Yes! Please contact the Boerne Fire Marshal's office at (830) 249-3644 for information on fire safety classes. There is no charge for this service.
No. We do not charge for inspections since it is a service that is vital to the protection of our citizens. If anyone solicits a fee for a fire inspection from a resident or business, please contact the Boerne Fire Marshal's Office (830-249-3644) or the Boerne Police Department at (830) 249-8645.
No. The possession and use of fireworks is prohibited within the City of Boerne. This ordinance is enforced within the City of Boerne's incorporated areas, including Boerne City Lake and all city parks. Please leave fireworks use to the professionals and consider attending a local fireworks show. If you have additional questions, contact the Fire Marshal's Office at (830) 248-1512 or the Boerne Police Department at (830) 249-8645. You can email the Fire Marshal at FireMarsha[email protected]
YES! Fire extinguisher training is offered to local business owners and residents at no charge. We have a limited supply of fire extinguisher trainers that we may use during the class. You may be required to provide fire extinguishers for training should our supply of trainers become depleted. Please contact the Fire Marshal's Office to schedule a class.
Call 830-249-3644 or by email - [email protected].
YES! We have a limited supply of smoke alarms made available to us through the American Red Cross. If your smoke alarm is in disrepair or is more than 10 years old, contact us to schedule an appointment to conduct a site visit to asses your needs. We offer this service to the residents of Boerne at no charge.
Contact us at (830) 249-3644 or by email at [email protected]
YES. Mobile food vendors are required to secure a fire inspection for their truck or trailer prior to operating anywhere in Kendall County including the City of Boerne. Contact the Kendall County Deputy Fire Marshal to arrange a fire inspection for your operation. (830) - 249-3721. City of Boerne Fire Inspectors will request proof of inspection on the day of the event when the mobile food vendor is open for business. All required fire extinguishers must be operational and have current inspection tags attached to the extinguisher. Operators must make sure all LPG gas fittings are tightened by wrench and do not leak gas. Gasoline powered generators used as part of the mobile food vendor's operation may not be refueled on-site. For additional information, contact the Boerne Fire Marshal's Office at (830) 248-1512 or by email at [email protected]