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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Parker County prohibits use of fireworks through Sept 6

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Parker County Judge Pat Deen has signed a Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due to Drought which includes a prohibition of the use or discharge of fireworks in Parker County, without authorization by the Parker County Fire Marshal. Gov Abbott approved the extension request from Parker County and Parker County Commissioners Court approved an extension of the fireworks prohibition for 60 days through September 6, 2022.  This applies only to the discharge of fireworks.  This was done to match the current burn ban date range approved for Order 22-07.

The full Press Release can be viewed here.
The signed Disaster Declaration can be viewed here.
A ban extension request letter to Governor Abbott can be viewed here.

This order will have no impact on Azle's Follow the Flag celebration.

Due to the high volume of calls that are expected to be received regarding violation of the current fireworks ban, the Parker County Sheriff's Office and the Parker County Fire Marshal's Office have set up a hotline for people to call to report the illegal discharge of fireworks. Citizens wishing to report fireworks can call 682-333-0002. After a brief message the caller will be prompted to leave a message with the location of the violation. Sheriff's deputies and Fire Marshal investigators will be out in force responding to calls in the order they were received or violations in plain sight by county peace officers. Routine calls concerning the discharging of fireworks, received by Sheriff's Office dispatch or Fire Alarm dispatch, will be forwarded to the hotline.

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