Fireworks are illegal to possess or use in the City of Austin unless a permit has been issued for a professional display. These permits are issued by the AFD Special Events only if several requirements are met. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Requests for aerial fireworks must be submitted at least 21 days prior to scheduled event. Requests for flame effect, open flame performances, etc., must be submitted at least 14 days prior to scheduled event.