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Old 09-27-2007, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Orange County (Florida), NY
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Question Fire works in San Antonio

My family and I will be relocating to San Antonio (hopefully) within the next 6 months. We're big 4th of July celebrators. Are fireworks legal there? I had heard only certain parts are legal. If so, which counties or towns are legal?
Thanks!
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:44 PM
 
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I'm new to the area, so don't know the details, but in Texas fireworks are not illegal by county - cities can pass laws preventing the possession or use, so usually land outside of a city limits is fine for shooting off fireworks. Certain towns also don't forbid them, but San Antonio proper does.

Some people will shoot off small stuff even where it's illegal to, but risk a fine... and if you are BIG celebrators then that's not the option you're looking for!

Occasionally if the area is in drought fireworks will be banned county wide, but it is conditional on the weather, and is not permanent.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:50 PM
 
Location: 78245
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If you buy outside the City limits you should be fine.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:52 PM
 
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You will find that outside city limits is fine however each HOA, if there is one, can vote on whether to allow fireworks or not. Also, as previously stated, if there is excessive dryness a ban can be placed.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:53 PM
 
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It's legal in Converse.


(And I water/soak my lawn, pray, curse, and cringe every July 4th and New Years.)
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:04 PM
 
Location: 78245
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Good point on the HOA martinez.
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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Also be very careful when you plan your route to the fireworks stands. It is illegal to transport fireworks through cities with firework bans, even if you do not intend to ignite them in that city. Usually the ban is on possession of the fireworks, not simply the use of fireworks.

Many people purchase fireworks and have them confiscated on the drive home as they drive home on a road that passes through an incorporated area. Especially if the stand in just outside the city limit line. Always plan your buying trip so that you leave the stand in the direction away from the city line.
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:18 PM
 
Location: 78245
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Some years they have “Fire Zones” set up by area fire departments where you can go and let them rip but in passing one of the places in a previous year I was shocked. It looked very dangerous in there.
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Griesheim, Germany
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I remember back when I first moved here and liked the free fireworks shows we got every 4th of July and New Years..
Now I take sleeping pills to try to sleep while the morons are out until after 1:00 AM lighting them off.. It's very annoying and I wouldn't mind seeing a state-wide ban on them
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Several places around San Antonio have firework displays on July 4th. Some of them are: Sea World, Fiesta Texas, Ft. Sam Houston, and Lackland AFB (the base has a carnival open to the public that day).
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