Is it legal to shoot off fireworks where you live?

Planning to set off some fireworks?

Know the rules in your county before you set sparkles to the sky.

From Harris County to Galveston County, each has its own set of firework laws enforced by the county fire marshall and/or law enforcement.

If you have questions regarding your areas’ fireworks laws, check with your nearest city hall or county office.

Here’s what each Houston-area county stand on fireworks:

Harris County

Fireworks, whether sold or discharged are legal in unincorporated areas. You must be 500 feet away from any church, school, hospital or asylum unless the building has a permit.

Fireworks are illegal in the City of Houston. Anyone caught setting off fireworks could be slapped with a hefty fine of $500 to $2,000 depending on the number of fireworks.

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