Discharge of fireworks illegal in Round Rock City limits

Sale or use of fireworks punishable by a fine of up to $2,000

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.

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. Although State law allows the sale of fireworks just outside of the City limits, use or possession of fireworks with Round Rock’s City limits is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and/or six months in jail.

Most firework burn injuries involve children, and 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.

To enjoy a fireworks show this July 4, the public can attend the Round Rock’s Frontier Days in Old Settler’s Park, located at 3300 Palm Valley Blvd. For a full schedule of events, visit roundrocktexas.gov/july4.

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