As the July 4 holiday approaches, the City is reminding residents of the ordinances related to using fireworks in the city limits. Fireworks can only be used during two periods each year. The first on July 3 and 4. The other on December 31 and January 1. For July 3 and 4, fireworks can only be used from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Residents who wish to discharge fireworks must ensure they are used during the approved times.
As a reminder, fireworks (igniting, firing, exploding, discharging) must be used entirely on private property. The use of fireworks on all public streets, roadways, public alleys, sidewalks, parks, public parking lots, and public property within the City of Maryville is prohibited.
While many residents are looking forward to using fireworks to celebrate the July 4 holiday, many other residents are uneasy about their return – including those suffering with PTSD and those who are concerned with the impact of the noise on their pets and wildlife. Following the city’s ordinances will help keep the negative impacts on neighbors to a minimum while giving the community an opportunity to enjoy celebrating together.
Anyone planning to use fireworks should visit the National Safety Council’s website for tips on safe handling and best practices. Visit their website at nsc.org.
Fireworks sales and displays are subject to city ordinances and permits. For more information on sales, visit maryvillegov.com/fireworks-permit or call 865-273-3900. For more information on use of consumer fireworks in the city, call 865-273-3401.