Fireworks Rules Are Simple: No in New Braunfels, Yes in Unincorporated Comal County

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Image courtesy of Canyon Lake Horseshoe Alamo Fireworks.

Fireworks are illegal inside New Braunfels city limits but perfectly legal in unincorporated areas of Comal County, including Canyon Lake.

Federal law makes it illegal to launch fireworks from any park or boat ramp owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

The Lodge at Turkey Cove’s famed Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display is considered the best in the area but can only be viewed fully from boats out on Canyon Lake. The privately-owned lodge, 2386 Colleen Dr., is located near Canyon Lake Boat Ramp #2.

To see a list of the best fireworks displays in Comal County click here.

New Braunfels residents should limit their fireworks displays to the city’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular.

“Remember, without a permit, the possession or use of any kind of firework is illegal inside the city limits of New Braunfels,” said Chief of Police Keith Lane. “So, leave the fireworks to the professionals and enjoy the show in Landa Park.”

Canyon Lake might be evaporating due to severe, ongoing drought, and Comal County is under a burn, but under Texas law, fireworks are still legal.

In Texas, it’s legal to discharge fireworks on private property or with an owner’s permission.

Some restrictions apply: No exploding or igniting fireworks within 600 feet of any church, hospital other than a veterinary hospital, licensed child care center or school; no igniting or discharging fireworks in or from a motor vehicle.

“Class C explosives — now known as “Fireworks 1.4G — are allowed in Texas.

For a complete list of rules and regulations visit Texas’ website by clicking here.



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