We are currently working through the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) code and its local amendments, and we will be reaching out to stakeholders and citizens to present comprehensive and detailed information on both. We welcome and value your input; to provide feedback, please e-mail us or join our mailing list to be notified of major changes in the code.

View the current Wildland Urban Interface Code area maps:

View the current Wildland-Urban Interface Code.


On April 9, 2020 the Austin City Council voted to approve the new 2015 International Wildland Urban-Interface Code (WUIC), making Austin the first major city in the state of Texas to adopt such a code; implementation is slated to begin on January 1, 2021. More than 60 percent of current structures in Austin are found within 1.5 miles of the Wildland Urban-Interface (WUI), with more joining that percentage every day.
We look forward to providing a code that helps ensure businesses and residences abutting our wildland areas are ready for, and protected from, the next wildfire. Because it’s not a matter of “if” that happens, but “when”.