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.