DALLAS — Fourth of July is coming up this weekend, and with it, the fireworks.
Unless they are professionally-handled displays in cities, fireworks are banned, with fines up to $2,000 in most of the cities across the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex. (Here's a list of where you can see approved fireworks shows.)
WFAA has reported extensively in June about how Dallas' 911 call center has experienced delays in taking calls because of staffing issues, so most city officials are asking people to NOT use 911 to report illegal fireworks, and instead call non-emergency lines.
Here's a list of non-emergency phone numbers you can call to if you want to report illegal fireworks, guns, loud noises and more.
You can report illegal fireworks on this website: arlingtontx.gov/reportfireworks
You can also use Arlington's non-emergency line 817-274-4444, which is the same as Fort Worth's.
972-304-3600 or 972-304-3610
You can also contact non-emergency dispatch by dialing *247 from your cellphone.
You can dial 311, use the OurDalls app, or call 214-744-4444.
817-392-4444, or you can report illegal fireworks on this website: reportfireworks.fortworthtexas.gov.
972-317-6551 or file the report online at frontlinepss.com/highlandvillage
940-349-1600, option 9
North Richland Hills
972-744-4800, or go to richardsonpolice.net/i-want-to/submit/online-report to file an online report.
972-287-2999, at the prompt, press 1
469-474-2700, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
817-598-4300, or use the myWeatherford app to report
Editor's note: The numbers compiled are non-emergency lines that were listed on each city's website.