With the Fourth of July coming up next week, we pulled some facts together about shooting off fireworks in Collin County.
Can I shoot off my own fireworks in Collin County?
Use and possession of fireworks is allowed, but only in the unincorporated areas of Collin County. In other words, as long as you are not within the city limits of any town in Collin County, feel free to have your own fireworks-related fun. Just be careful, because fireworks can turn dangerous in a hurry and without any warning.
Also, it is important to respect the rights of others. Loud or dangerous conduct can disturb others and land you in trouble with the sheriff’s department. Also remember that fireworks and alcohol do not mix. Texas Penal Code § 49.02 (Public Intoxication) makes it a crime to be intoxicated to the extent that you are a danger to yourself or others.
What about in the city limits?
Every major city in Collin County prohibits not only the use of fireworks, but their possession by local ordinance. Fines can be up to $2,000 for violations.
Where can I watch the fireworks this year?
Browse 40 of the top local festivals, parades, parties and observances in the link below. Please note, many events take place during the weekend before and days leading up to July 4.
Where to watch fireworks
No matter what you end up doing, remember to be safe and be responsible. Happy July Fourth!