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Regulations, Enforcement and Safe Disposal

Post Date:06/23/2017 10:14 AM
In Sioux City, use is ONLY Permitted June 25-July 4 between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M. (Exception:  discharge hours are extended to 11:00 P.M. on July 4th and the Saturday/Sunday immediately preceding July 4th if within the use time period) 

• Discharging fireworks in a public park, city owned property, or on a public roadway, street, or alley is strictly prohibited. The discharge or possession of fireworks on city property will be subject to a $500 simple misdemeanor.  
• You are only permitted to use fireworks on your own property or a property where written permission is given.
• No person under the age 18 shall purchase, possess or discharge fireworks without parental supervision. 
• Fireworks shall not be possessed or discharged by persons showing visible signs of intoxication or drug use.
• Sky lanterns are NOT allowed in Sioux City
• Violations of any provisions are considered simple misdemeanors. Anyone violating the regulations will be fined a minimum amount of $250.00 on private property and $500.00 on city property.

If you have unused, misfired or "dud" fireworks, following these safe disposal steps will help ensure the protection of you, your family and waste haulers and handlers:

• Completely submerge fireworks in a large bucket of water and soak overnight.
• Double wrap the completely soaked fireworks in plastic wrap or two plastic bags so they do not dry out.
• Place the double-bagged fireworks in the household trash or take them to your local landfill.
• Contact your local fire department or landfill as other disposal options may be available in your community.
• Never put unsoaked fireworks in the garbage. They pose a fire/explosion hazard to people and property.

On average, 230 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks related injuries in the month around the July 4th Holiday.  Please be safe and use extreme caution!  You can still have the option to “Leave Fireworks to the Professionals!”  Sioux City has numerous professional shows to enjoy this year!

• June 29 – Big Parade – 4th Street
• July 1 – Saturday in the Park
• July 3 – Explorers Ball Field
• July 4 – Explorers Ball Field
• July 4 – Morningside College
• July 4 – Sioux City Country Club
• July 19 – Rivercade - Riverfront

If you have any questions regarding this, or any other fire related issues, please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 712-279-6377 or at
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