Independence Day is coming, and that means many people will want to celebrate with fireworks. When people may legally discharge fireworks depends where the person is in Marion County. Rural areas of the county have a longer period for fireworks sales and discharge than cities.
County regulations apply in rural areas and in cities that do not have their own regulations. In those areas, fireworks may be discharged only on private property.
Fireworks may be sold June 27 through July 5. Sales require a $50 permit and a $500 cash bond.
Times for legal use of fireworks:
- June 27 and 28 — 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- June 29 through July 3 — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- July 4 and 5 — 8 a.m. to midnight.
Fireworks may be discharged at Marion County Park and Lake inside Lakeshore Dr. They may not be discharged at Marion Reservoir.
Fireworks may be sold in Hillsboro June 27 through July 5. Times for use:
- July 1 through 3 — 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- July 4 — 10 a.m. to midnight.
Fireworks may be sold in Marion July 1 through 4. Times for use:
- July 1 and 2 — 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- July 3 and 4 — 9 a.m. to midnight.
Times and dates for firework discharge and sale will be published next week after Peabody city council discusses the issue at next week’s meeting.