Celebrate Safely-No Fireworks, No Firearms

In Mesquite, it is illegal to possess or use illegal fireworks and to shoot a gun into the air to celebrate. The City of Mesquite is reminding the community about those laws as well as motorists about the dangers and penalties of driving while intoxicated (DWI).

How to report illegal activity

To report this illegal activity, the public should contact the City and provide the address of the incident, as this will help police and fire with their response efforts.celebrate safely - fireworks gunfire DWI

For gunfire reports, call 911.

For fireworks reports, call 972-204-4888, email fireworks@mesquitepolice.org or click here to use the Police Web Reporting Tool.

If you spot a car being driven in a dangerous manner and it may be a DWI – stay away and call 911


The penalties for fireworks, gunfire and DWI in Mesquite can be costly.

Up to $17,000 in fines, possible jail time and loss of a driver’s license for drivers who get a DWI.

As much as $4,000 and the possibility of up to one year in jail for the illegal discharge of a firearm.

Up to $835 in City fines and court costs for the discharge of illegal fireworks.

Up to $585 in City fines and court costs for the possession of illegal fireworks.