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Fireworks: What You Need to Know

Fireworks Ordinance
For 363 days each year, City ordinance prohibits any person from setting off fireworks within the municipal boundaries of the City of Wentzville. However, an ordinance that was passed on Feb. 8, 2017, now allows fireworks only on July 3 and July 4 of each year, between the hours of noon and 11 p.m. each day. The ordinance states "any person 16 years of age or older or any minor under age 16, with constant adult supervision, may set off, use, burn, explode or fire off *fireworks within the municipal boundaries of the City." These restrictions will be strictly enforced. Outside of the allowed time frame, a summons may be issued and fireworks may be confiscated.

Please note, fireworks are not allowed to be set off on any property owned by the City including any streets and cul-de-sacs or any park within the City at any time, without a valid permit. Also of note, fireworks stands within city limits were approved by the Board of Aldermen at a meeting earlier this year. By ordinance, a maximum of five stands will be allowed within city limits.

Please take precautions when shooting off fireworks and be mindful and courteous of your neighbors. To report illegal fireworks use, please call (636) 327-5105. To read the ordinance in its entirety, please visit bit.ly/fireworks-ordinance.

*Fireworks are defined as: non-rocket, non-missile or aerial fireworks that do not contain a stick or fin, firecrackers, fireworks, torpedoes, bombs, rockets, pin wheels, fire balloons, Roman candles, toy cannons, toy pistols or other fireworks of like kind.

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After the fireworks are complete, make sure to clean up your area and the area surrounding your residence. Let debris cool completely before putting it into your trash cart. You can allow it to cool in place or put it into a metal container to cool. If debris doesn't cool completely, trash carts can melt (see photo). For questions, or to report litter, please call (636) 327-5101.

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