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It is illegal to sell, possess or discharge fireworks within the majority of cities around the state.

Specifically, the following metro areas do not allow lighting fireworks within their limits:

• Del City

• Edmond

• Midwest City

• Moore

• Norman

• Oklahoma City

• Yukon

Here are some area cities that do allow fireworks:

• Choctaw - from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 1-3 and 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. July 4th

• Okarche - from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 3-5

• Mustang - from 3 to 10 p.m. June 27th - July 3rd and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 4th

For information on those not listed or to inquire about possible permits for private displays, contact your local fire marshal.

Sales and Displays

• As of 2010, fireworks can now be sold year-round by licensed distributors and manufacturers - Previously, they could only be sold during the periods from June 15 to July 6 and December 15 to January 2. Here are locations for where to buy fireworks in OKC.

• Only fireworks approved by the U.S. Consumer Product Commission may be sold

• Only persons age 12 or older or those accompanied by an adult may purchase fireworks

• Fireworks may not be sold door to door or by mail order

• Those wishing to put on a fireworks display must file a permit with the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal at least 10 days in advance and meet minimum insurance requirements. See here for more information.

Lighting

• Fireworks may not be set off within 500 feet of any church, hospital, asylum, public school, unharvested agricultural crop or fireworks store

• Fireworks may not be set off from vehicles or near a group of people

The following fireworks are prohibited in Oklahoma:

• Bottle rockets

• Stick rockets

• Cherry bombs

• M-80's

Several Fireworks Shows Planned For OKC, Surrounding Areas

MOORE, OK

The Moore Police and Fire Departments would like to remind everyone that it is illegal to manufacture, display, possess, use or sell fireworks within the city limits of Moore.

Pyrotechnic or fireworks displays may be authorized in accordance with the city fire code when under proper control and the time, place and manner of the display is permitted by the city.

The City of Moore will hold our Fireworks display on July 4th at dark. The show will be held at Buck Thomas Park.

OKLAHOMA CITY

With Independence Day nearing, City officials want to remind residents that it is illegal to purchase, possess, manufacture or use fireworks in the Oklahoma City limits without a permit.

Sparklers, snakes and bottle rockets are included in the ban.

"People are surprised to learn their childhood favorite, sparklers and snakes, are not allowed in Oklahoma City," said Chief Kellie Sawyers, Assistant Fire Marshal. "The fact is, they simply aren't safe since they generate heat in excess of 1800 degrees. It's best to leave the pyrotechnics to the experts and attend a public fireworks show."

Dangers associated with fireworks include building and brush fires and bodily injuries.

The ban on fireworks in Oklahoma City has been in effect for more than 30 years.

Violators can be fined up to $167, not including court fees, and the fireworks will be confiscated. The ordinance is enforced by the Oklahoma City Police Department and Oklahoma City Fire Marshal's Office.

EDMOND, OK

City Reminds Residents of Ordinance Prohibiting Fireworks

It is that time of year again! Cookouts, hot temps and fireworks! Edmond Fire Departments reminds residents that it is illegal to possess or use fireworks in the City limits. We want residents to avoid tragedy and enjoy our nation's birthday without adding the risk and hazards of handling fireworks on their own.

With that said, it doesn't mean you have to have a void and quiet sky to celebrate. We encourage residents to join us for the Libertyfest Fireworks show located on the University of Central Oklahoma campus.

"You will love the Grand Finale of our Festival! It's the largest fireworks display in the metro area (featured as being among the top ten in the nation by CNN & USA Today).", according to the Libertyfest website.

The Libertyfest fireworks program is a fun, safe environment that is controlled by professionals. Residents are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets, and sit back and enjoy the show that will begin at 10:00 pm and last approximately an hour. They can also tune in to KCSC radio FM 90.1, where the fireworks will be synchronized to music.

Residents who are caught violating the City ordinance may have their fireworks confiscated. They may also be subject to a municipal citation of $200.00 plus court costs. If you have any added questions or concerns regarding fireworks safety you may contact the Edmond Fire Prevention office at (405) 216-7303.

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