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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Fireworks Ordinance Information

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The Council Bluffs City Council approved the following dates and times for consumer use of fireworks within the city limits:

July 2, 2020, from 6 pm – 11 pm

July 3, 2020, from  Noon – 11 pm

July 4, 2020, from Noon – 11 pm


The fireworks ordinance from the City of Council Bluffs states:

  • Fireworks may only be possessed, used, or discharged by a person of 18 years of age or older ( Class I or Class II)
  • Novelty fireworks may be discharged by individuals 5 years of age and older when supervised by an adult
  • Fireworks shall be used on an individual’s property or that of a consenting property owner.  No fireworks shall be discharged in C-3/ Commercially District or C-4/ Commercial  Districts
  • Fireworks shall not be discharged within 50 feet of another person or structure
  • If a burn ban has been issued by Pottawattamie County due to drought conditions, no person should discharge consumers fireworks at any time
  • Penalty: Any person in violation of these ordinances shall be charged accordingly and assessed a fine not less than $250.0

Did you know fireworks litter contains a variety of toxic pollutants? Please clean up all remnants and dispose of them safely. 

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