Firework Laws in Texas | What You Need to Know

The Fourth of July is only days away. As a result, many people will be purchasing, selling, and lighting fireworks. If you engage in any of these activities, you will have to know the laws regarding fireworks in Texas. Read on to learn more.

Who Can Sell Fireworks?

If you wish to sell fireworks in Texas, you must:

  • Be 18 or older to get a license
  • Be over 21 to obtain a pyrotechnic operator’s license
  • Take an exam administered by the state fire marshall
  • Pay the fee to get the license. The fee varies depending on the type of license you obtain. The maximum amounts are as follows:
    • Manufacturer’s license – $1,000
    • Distributor’s license – $1,500
    • Jobber’s license – $1,000
    • Pyrotechnic operator’s license – $100
  • You will also need insurance for a public display permit

When Can Fireworks be Sold?

Fireworks can only be sold, purchased, and lit at certain times. You can sell fireworks:

  • June 24th through July 4th and December 20th through January 1st for the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve.
  • Each county commissioner’s court can also permit firework sales for:
    • Texas Independence Day (February 25th-March 2nd)
    • San Jacinto Day (April 16th-21st)
    • Memorial Day (the Wednesday before Memorial Day through Memorial Day)

Texas Firework Laws

It is illegal to use fireworks in the following circumstances:

  • Within 100 ft. of a place where flammable liquid and/or flammable gasses are sold or stored
  • Within 600 feet of any church, hospital, asylum, a licensed child care center, or a public or private primary or secondary school or institution of higher education unless the person receives authorization in writing from that organization

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