We are currently working through the 2024 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:

Plan Review Resources

Preparing Your Home for Wildfire

View the current amendments to the 2015 Wildland-Urban Interface Code.

View the 2015 International Wildland-Urban Interface Base Code

Wildland-Urban Interface Approved Materials List - List of materials approved for use in the Wildland-Urban Interface

ATX Wildfire Hub


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 occurred 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.
The Wildland Urban Interface Code 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”.

Administrative Rules

The Austin Fire Department adopted rules to implement, administer, enforce, and/or comply with the WUI Code. Those rules are in Section 4.10 of the Fire Protection Criteria Manual.