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    News Article | July 20, 2022

    Fireworks/Burn Ban

    Legal Guidance

    "Firework stands are popping up all over the county. I didn't even realize a holiday was coming up! I have a flare for forgetting things. Anyway, it sparked a discussion, what does the commissioners court need to do to restrict or allow the sale of fireworks?"

    When may fireworks be sold, and what authority does the commissioners court have to regulate them?‚Äč

    The State of Texas authorizes the sale of fireworks during six periods annually. During the Fourth of July, Cinco de Mayo (some counties), and December holiday firework periods, fireworks sales are permitted absent a finding by the commissioners court that drought conditions exist. For the Texas Independence Day, San Jacinto Day, and Memorial Day fireworks periods, the commissioners court has discretion as to whether or not sales will be allowed. See the 2018 Fireworks Calendar for specific dates.