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Published on Friday, May 20, 2016

Now might be the time to implement a conditional fireworks ordinance

With fire season and 4th of July fast approaching, your community may be asking what local fireworks regulations you can adopt. Cities may want to consider adopting a conditional fireworks ordinance now that will be effective for 2017. Keep in mind, it is always wise to seek counsel from your city attorney. There are varying viewpoints on the scope of city authority for this action.

Examples of ordinances that allow fireworks prohibitions during emergency conditions:

For more information, see the fact sheet.