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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Use of Fireworks on Private Property in Storm Lake

1st Class Fireworks Prohibited


For Immediate Release
For more information contact:           

Keri Navratil


2nd Class Consumer Fireworks are only allowed July 3rd & 4th From 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m

Second-Class Consumer Fireworks
1. Cone fountains.
2. Cylindrical fountains.
3. Flitter sparklers.
4. Ground and hand-held sparkling devices, including multiple tube ground and hand-held sparkling devices that are manufactured in accordance with APA 87-1, section 3.5.
5. Ground spinners.
6. Illuminating torches.
7. Toy smoke devices that are not classified as novelties pursuant to APA 87-1, section 3.2.
8. Wheels.
9. Wire or dipped sparklers that are not classified as novelties

Fireworks are not permitted on public property which includes parks, streets, alleys, sidewalks, and right-of-ways.

Not Permitted
First-Class Consumer Fireworks
1. Aerial shell kits and reloadable tubes.
2. Chasers.
3. Helicopter and aerial spinners.
4. Firecrackers.
5. Mine and shell devices.
6. Missile-type rockets.
7. Roman candles.
   8. Sky rockets and bottle rockets

Violators of the first-class ban and improper use of the second-class consumer fireworks can be charged with a simple misdemeanor and a fine of up to $500.  The ordinance amendment authorizes to issue citations for firework use violations.

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