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Fireworks are illegal to discharge in Round Rock

Published on July 1, 2019 under RRnews
Fireworks are illegal to discharge in Round Rock

Letting freedom ring doesn’t mean compromising the safety of yourself or others. Residents are reminded this Independence Day that the City of Round Rock explicitly prohibits the sale or use of any fireworks.

Use or possession of fireworks is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and/or six months in jail. Use or possession of fireworks is a crime punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and/or six months in jail.

Fireworks include devices which make a visible or audible effect when set off. The City’s ordinance specifically outlaws possession and use of sparklers, skyrockets and firecrackers.

Most firework burn injuries involve children. These are usually burns to the hands and eyes causing vision impairment and disfiguring scars. Sparklers are the biggest danger to children. The tip temperature at the end of the sparkler reaches 1800 degrees Fahrenheit and can easily cause a burn.

And just because you live outside the City limits doesn’t mean it is legal to discharge fireworks. There is a 5,000-foot fireworks-free zone outside City limits in Williamson County. This map shows where fireworks can be legally discharged — and where they cannot.

The City’s Parks and Recreation Department will host the City’s official fireworks show at dark during Frontier Days at Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd. View the entire schedule on the July 4th Parade and Frontier Days page

Fireworks Free Zone

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Source: City of Round Rock

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