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Celebrate the Fourth of July safely and responsibly

June 29, 2021

The Fourth of July means celebration, friends, family and fireworks!  If you are one of the many who will be celebrating with fireworks, the Webster City Police Department asks you to do so responsibly.  Please remember not everyone may share your interest in fireworks so be thoughtful of those around you as well as pets.

Fireworks are permitted within the City Limits as detailed in City Ordinance 22-66:         

(a)A person may use or explode consumer fireworks only from 10:00 a.m. on July 4 until 12:00 midnight on July 5 of each year. It is unlawful to discharge consumer fireworks without meeting the requirements specified in this division, or to discharge fireworks outside of the dates and times specified.

(b)No person under the age of 18 years shall discharge consumer fireworks.

(c)A person shall only discharge consumer fireworks and novelties on real property they own or on property where consent has been given.

(d)Any person discharging consumer fireworks assumes all responsibility for its operation and the consequences thereof.

(e)No person shall discharge consumer fireworks if he is showing visible signs of, or determined to be, intoxicated or under the influence of a drug, narcotic, or alcohol.

(f)No person shall discharge consumer fireworks in a reckless manner or manner likely to cause death, injury, fire, or property damage.

(g)No person shall alter, remove, or discharge components of consumer fireworks other than in its intended method of discharging.

(h)No person shall release a sky lantern or similar open flame device within the city limits.

Citations may be issued for violations of the City Ordinance.  Have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July weekend!


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Last modified: June 29, 2021

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