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Webster City Police Department shares information on fireworks ordinance within City limits

June 28, 2022

The Webster City Police Department wants to remind everyone of the ordinance pertaining to fireworks within the City Limits.  Webster City Code of Ordinances refers to discharging fireworks as follows:

Sec. 22-66. Discharge in city restricted.

(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.

(Code 1996, § 48.02(2))

The Webster City Police Department wishes everyone an enjoyable and safer Fourth of July!  Please me considerate of your neighbors and pets who may not share your enthusiasm for fireworks.  If you plan to discharge fireworks, let your neighbors know.

 

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Last modified: June 28, 2022

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