With July 4th only two days away, the citizens of Ellis County need to be reminded of the laws and ordinances pertaining to fireworks with our county. Most of the cities in Ellis County have an ordinance which outlaws the use of fireworks within the city limits, while some go as far as to restrict the possession within the city limits.

If you would like to shoot fireworks within the county, we would encourage you to do so out of the cities, shooting them in the county controlled areas.

This, however, does not give you permission to trespass onto private property and discharge fireworks. Be sure, wherever you go to shoot fireworks, you have obtained permission and you do so safely.

From everyone here at the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, have a great July 4th holiday. Happy Birthday, America.