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Fireworks Law - Texas

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Texas Fireworks Laws

CONSUMER FIREWORKS

Specifically Permitted
All fireworks meeting requirements of CPSC and DOT Consumer Fireworks definitions, except for small rockets (less than 4 gms propellant, and casings less than ?" x 3 ½" overall length.)

Specifically Prohibited
Small rockets (see above.)

Selling Period
June 24-July 4 and December 20-January 1

Retail Sale
An annual, non-renewable, retail fireworks permit is required for each retail location, $20 fee. Expires January 31 each year. May be purchased from a licensed manufacturer, distributor or jobber.

Age of Purchase
16 years

DISPLAY FIREWORKS

Display Permit
Required. Written application to State Fire Marshal at least one day before display date, $50 fee.

Insurance
Required, not less than $500,000 general liability insurance.

Special Effects Operator
Annual operator's license fee in an amount not to exceed $100. Applicant must take and pass an exam, if required. Must have assisted in at least five public displays and be at least 21 years of age.

MANUFACTURE, STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION

State regulations relating to manufacturing, storing and transportation.

LICENSING

Annual licenses required, including non-residents. Apply to State Fire Marshal, valid one year from date of issue.
Retail permittees may purchase fireworks only from a distributor or manufacturer or jobber licensed by the State.
Manufacturer $1000
Distributor $1500
Jobber $1000
Public Display: Single $50, Multiple $400

ENFORCING AUTHORITY

Texas Dept of Insurance, State Fire Marshal's Office
P.O. Box 149221
Austin, TX 78714-922
512-305-7900
www.tdi.state.tx.us/fire/indexfm.html

LAW NUMBER

TX Code Chpt. 2154; Rules 28 TAC 34.800

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