I shoot fireworks from a public roadway, public property, park, lake, or
Corps of Engineer Property?
You can be fined up to $500.00.
can I legally shoot fireworks?
discharge fireworks in the unincorporated county, on your
own private property or on the property of another with
written permission. Fireworks are prohibited within most
cities and within 5,000 ft of most cities. Spent fireworks
may not land on adjacent property.
will happen if I start a fire by shooting fireworks?
If the fire is
found to be started intentionally, and damages the property of another, you
may be subject to the charge of Arson with a possible penalty of 2-20 years
in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000.00.
If the fire is found to be accidental, and damages the property of
another, you will be subject to a fine up $1,500.00.
In either case you may be held civilly liable for damages.
In 1997, the United States Fire Administration reported that the dollar
loss value of fires related to fireworks was $5.4 million.
On July 4, 2000, in a
period of only a few hours, fire departments in Denton County responded
to over 38 grass fires started by fireworks.
further information please contact
Denton County Fire
Marshal’s Office at 940-349-2840