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IS IT LEGAL TO SET OFF FIREWORKS IN MY AREA? HERE’S A HANDY LIST

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If you’re wondering whether you can set off those nifty fireworks you just bought from a roadside tent or one of the big fireworks warehouses along I-40, wonder no more. Here’s an updated listing of where you can (and can’t) legally shoot off fireworks around the listening area.

City/County Fireworks Rules Allowable Times
Anderson County Illegal to sell/set off fireworks  
Blount County legal to sell/shoot off firecrackers in the county Before 11 p.m.
Cumberland County Legal to sell/set off fireworks July 1-5
Fentress County Legal to sell/set off fireworks, but not within city limits  
Roane County Legal to sell fireworks, city leaders decide where they can be set off  
Knox County Illegal to set off fireworks  
Loudon County Legal to sell/set off fireworks, but not within city limits  
McMinn County Illegal to sell and set off fireworks  
Monroe County Legal to sell fireworks May only be set off July 3-4
Morgan County Legal to sell and set off fireworks  
Alcoa Illegal to set off fireworks  
Athens Illegal to sell and set off fireworks  
Crossville Legal to sell/set off fireworks; bottle rockets illegal for private use June 20-July 5, Dec. 10-Jan. 2
Harriman Legal to sell fireworks
Fireworks may only be set off with a permit; if citizens complain, police will respond and stop fireworks
 
Jamestown Illegal to sell/set off fireworks within city limits  
Kingston Legal to sell/set off fireworks  
Knoxville Illegal to set off fireworks  
Lenoir City Legal to sell/set off fireworks on your own property  
Madisonville Legal to sell fireworks May only be set off July 3-4
Maryville Illegal to set off fireworks  
Oak Ridge Illegal to sell/set off fireworks  
Rockwood Legal to sell fireworks with permit/business license legal to set off fireworks with permit  
Sweetwater Legal to set off fireworks with a permit  
Townsend Illegal to set off fireworks  
Wartburg No fireworks within city limits  
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