With the upcoming Independence Day holiday and accompanying fireworks allowed by South Dakota state law, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue would like to remind the citizens of Sioux Falls of the City ordinance for fireworks.

Public use of fireworks within the city of Sioux Falls shall be limited to those specific Class 1.4G fireworks having no audible report or projectile or launching components. Examples of prohibited use fireworks include, but are not limited to, firecrackers, bottle rockets, roman candles, parachutes, and similar devices intended to propel or project flaming or explosive materials.

Fireworks may not be used on any public sidewalk, street, or alleyway; fireworks may not be used on private property without the expressed knowledge and permission of the property owner.

The discharge of fireworks within city limits is illegal and could result in a fine of up to $200 and/or 30 days in jail.