In Texas, only municipalities are allowed to prohibit the sale, use and possession of fireworks on a permanent basis. This is done through the Texas LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE CHAPTER 217. MUNICIPAL REGULATION OF NUISANCES AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT. This allows a city to declare fireworks a nuisance and regulate them.

While all cities in Texas can regulate fireworks in their city limits, their power outside of the city limits differs by the type of town. A Texas General Law city is restricted to only actions inside of their city limits. A Home-Rule City, which is a city that has more than 5,000 inhabitants and a home-rule charter form of government, can regulate fireworks up to 5,000 feet outside of the city.

Here’s a listing of Texas cities fireworks ordinances/laws:

• San Antonio, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000ft.
• Dallas, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000ft.
• Mesquite, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city.
• Wiley, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000ft.
• Arlington, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000ft.
• Frisco, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000ft.
• Lavon, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city.
• Parker, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city.
• Roanoke, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city.
• Addison, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000ft.
• Fairview, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000ft.
• McKinney, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000ft.
• Corpus Christi, Shooting of Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000ft. Transport and possession of fireworks IS legal within city limits, but not shooting.
• El Paso, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000ft. El Paso city also is very anti-fireworks and will ticket people who bring fireworks too close to the city limits.
• Amarillo, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city.
• Lubbock, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city.
• Ft. Worth, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000ft.
• Houston, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city. No 5,000ft ordinance. Be careful in that there are limited purpose annexations designed to get tax revenue but that also prohibit fireworks. See the Harris County fire marshal’s office for info: http://www.hcfmo.net/fireworks.aspx
• Victoria, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000ft.
• Plano, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000ft.
• Little Elm, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000ft.
• Beeville, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city.
• Harlingen, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city.
• McAllen, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000 ft.
• New Braunfels, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000 ft.
• Mission, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city.
• Edinburg, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city.
• Laredo, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city.
• Austin, Texas fireworks prohibited in the city and within 5,000 ft.

Please note that this information is listed to the best of our knowledge and are subject to change. For definitive answers, please contact your local city or county fire marshal. If you see an error in this list, please let us know!

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