Fireworks & Permit Applications

Fireworks Injure More Than 10,000 People Annualy in the U.S. And Canada
Fireworks Are Not Fun for Everyone
Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

Although fireworks and celebrations go together, especially during the holiday season, they can be dangerous when used improperly. It is estimated that 8,300 people are treated in United States hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with fireworks each year. Approximately 50% of the injuries are burns, and most of the injuries involve the hands, eyes, or head. Nearly half of the victims are under 15 years of age.

The Williamson County Fire Marshal's office encourages our residents to prevent a needless tragedy! Leave Fireworks to the professionals.

Recommended Safety Tips

  • Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
  • Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
  • A responsible adult should supervise all fireworks activities. Never give fireworks to children.
  • Be sure other people and pets are out of range.
  • Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
  • Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
  • Use fireworks outdoors in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning "dud" fireworks. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby for emergencies and for pouring on misfired or spent fireworks.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them into metal or glass containers.
  • Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.

Permit Applications & Links

  • Fireworks Stand Permit Application
  • Fireworks Stand Renewal Application
    • Application for a permit will be on an electronic form prescribed by the Williamson County Fire Marshal.
    • A copy of the Fireworks Retail Permit must be electronically submitted along with the Fireworks Stand documents to the Williamson County Fire Marshal's Office.
    • Provide details regarding distance to nearest buildings, stand length (feet), stand width (feet), and stand/building square footage.
  • Fireworks Display - Permit Application
    • Application for a permit will be on an electronic form prescribed by the Williamson County Fire Marshal.
    • Detailed list of Fireworks to be used (i.e. 1.3g, 1.4g, Pyrotechnics or Flame effects)
    • Attach a map showing the area, in which fireworks will be detonated, all buildings within six hundred (600) feet of such area, the area to be used by spectators, and the place of storage of fireworks before and during the display.
    • Attach a copy of the surety bond, or certificate of insurance.
    • All company/licensee's business information on a separate form (letterhead or business cards or attached paper to application)
    • Attach a photocopy of the pyrotechnic operator's license.
  • State Fire Marshals Notice (PDF)

Additional Information