Fireworks FAQ

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Fireworks FAQ

When can I purchase fireworks in York?

Permissible fireworks may be sold or offered for sale in the city on June 28 through and including July 4 of each year between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. 

When can I set fireworks off?

Permissible fireworks may be discharged, exploded, or used in the city on June 28 through and including July 4 of each year; provided that on such days the discharge and explosion of fireworks shall be permitted during the following times: 

June 28 through July 3 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

July 4 - 9:00 a.m. to midnight

Are bottle rockets illegal?  Yes.  Rockets that are mounted on a stick or wire and project into the air when ignited, with or without report are prohibited by Nebraska State Law and are not permitted within the City of York.

Are sky lanterns illegal?  Yes.  Sky lanterns and flying lantern type devices are prohibited by Nebraska State Law and are not permitted within the City of York. 

What fireworks can I shoot? Permissible fireworks may be sold by a retailer in York after the Nebraska State Fire Marshall examines the fireworks to determine compliance with state law and their safety for general use. If you buy fireworks in York, they should be legal to shoot. 

What number do I call if I want to make a complaint about fireworks?  The York Police Department non-emergency phone number is 402-363-2640.  If you are reporting a fire or other emergency, call 911

 

For more information, visit: 

City of York Fireworks Ordinance 

Fireworks Safety (Consumer Product Safety Commission)