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Is it legal to buy or shoot fireworks where I live?

As we approach the weekend of the Fourth, here's a list of where you can and can't shoot off your own fireworks in East Tennessee.

Before making your celebration plans for the Fourth of July, here are the firework rules and regulations for East Tennessee counties to ensure you have a safe and legal holiday:

(List updated to reflect May 2018 changes in Blount County)

Anderson County/City of Oak Ridge- Illegal to sell and set off fireworks.

Cities of Alcoa and Townsend - Illegal to sell and set off fireworks.

Knox County- Illegal to sell and set off fireworks.

City of Knoxville- Illegal to sell and set off fireworks

Cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville - Illegal to sell and set off fireworks

City of LaFollette - Illegal to sell and set off fireworks

City of Athens City - Illegal to sell and set off fireworks

City of Maryville - As of Dec. 2018, it is now legal to set off fireworks on private property on certain dates and times. It's legal ONLY from June 20 - July 5 and Dec. 10 - Jan. 2  from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and fireworks may be shot up until 1 a.m. specifically the morning of New Year's Day. It's still prohibited to use fireworks at any public area, street, roadway, parking lot, etc. 

Blount County: As of May 2018, now legal in the county to shoot fireworks, but NOT between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. (The TN General Assembly reversed a 1949 ban of pyrotechnics in the county). It is still illegal to shoot fireworks in the city limits of Alcoa and Townsend, though. 

Campbell County - Legal to sell and set off fireworks in county but not in the city limits of LaFollette.

Town of Cumberland Gap - Illegal to sell and set off fireworks

Cumberland County and City of Crossville- Legal to sell and set off fireworks.

Fentress County- Legal to sell and set off in county but not within city limits.

Grainger County- Legal to sell and set off fireworks.

Greene County- Legal to sell and set off fireworks.

Loudon County- Legal to sell and set off fireworks.

McMinn County - Legal to sell and set off fireworks except in Athens city limits.

Monroe County- Legal to sell fireworks and set off on July 3rd and 4th.

Morgan County- Legal to sell and set off fireworks.

Scott County- Legal to sell and set off fireworks.

Sevier County- Legal to sell and set off fireworks in county but not in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or Sevierville city limits.

Roane County- Legal to sell fireworks and city leaders decide on where they can be set off.

City of Kingston- Legal to sell and set off fireworks.

Union County- Legal to sell and set off fireworks.