Fireworks –

This is our ordinance regarding shooting of fireworks in the City of Wakefield –
Have a safe 4th!

6-502. Discharge of fireworks prohibited; where permitted; when.

(a) The City Council recognizes the desire of the citizens of Wakefield to use fireworks within the city limits to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday.

(b) The City Council recognizes that while the use of fireworks is traditionally associated with the celebration of the Fourth of July holiday, some restrictions on their use are essential to the enjoyment of the holiday by all citizens. The following restrictions are hereby adopted:

(1) There shall be no use of fireworks within the city limits of Wakefield prior to the first day of July each year.

(2) Use of fireworks shall terminate at midnight on the fifth day of July each year and there shall be no fireworks discharged within the city limits of Wakefield until the first day of July the following year.

(3) During the period when the use of fireworks is authorized within the city limits, their use shall terminate at midnight each night and will not resume until 10 a.m. the following morning.

(4) There shall be no discharge of fireworks at the City Industrial Park.

(c) Violations of this section shall be Class B nonperson misdemeanor and shall be punishable by a fine of not less than Fifty Dollars ($50) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1000) and not more than 6 months imprisonment plus the costs of the action.

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