City: Zero tolerance for illegal fireworks
Fireworks are illegal in Cedar Park and within a mile of the city’s limits, according to a statement from the city.
The Cedar Park Fire Department is asking residents in its entire fire service area to not use fireworks at all during the holiday season, the statement said.
Cedar Park has many fire service areas that are not part of the city. Fireworks are illegal in the city of Cedar Park and within 5,000 feet of the city limits without a special permit, the statement said.
The Cedar Park Fire Department responds to several areas of Travis and Williamson counties, which are not in the city limits but are part of the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, and fireworks are banned in those areas, as well, the statement said.
“The city of Cedar Park has a zero-tolerance policy regarding fireworks,” the statement said. That means police must issue citations to any violators, according to the statement. Violators could face a $189 fine, the statement said.
Williamson and Travis counties are both under burn bans, but fireworks have not been banned in either county. Vendors have agreed to a selfimposed ban of winged fireworks in those counties, however, while Hays, Bastrop, Blanco and Burnet counties have all passed bans on those fireworks following exceptionally dry weather the past several weeks.