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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Consumer Fireworks Use Permitted July 3 & 4 Only

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As a reminder, the use of legal fireworks within the Waukee city limits is allowed only on July 3 and 4 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on those respective days. Exploding or discharging consumer fireworks on days/times other than those allowed is punishable by a fine of not less than $250 per violation.

Also, pursuant to state law, a person shall not use, explode or discharge consumer fireworks on real property other than that person’s real property or on the real property of a person who has consented to the use of consumer fireworks on that property. Consumer fireworks cannot be discharged on City property, such as parks, parking lots, sidewalks, streets or the right-of-way (including the grass between sidewalks and the curb).

For any non-emergency fireworks concerns, such as usage during off dates and times or on prohibited property, please call Westcom Dispatch at 515-222-3321 . For emergencies, call 911.

Fireworks Safety Tips

  • Fireworks cause almost 19,000 injuries each year. Young people between the ages of 5-19 have a disproportionate number of injuries based on the population. Fireworks should only be used with proper adult supervision.
  • Keep a garden hose or fire extinguisher nearby in case of problems.
  • Keep a bucket of water in which to place used wire sparklers. Sparklers account for a quarter of all fireworks injury-related trips to emergency rooms. Sparklers burn at 1,200 degrees and can cause third degree burns in a fraction of a second.
  • Do not aim bottle rockets, roman candles and other fireworks which leave the ground, toward people, buildings or vehicles.
  • Report any fires in buildings, vehicles or greenspaces by calling 911 immediately!  

Learn more in this short video!
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