News Flash Home
The original item was published from 6/27/2019 2:56:58 PM to 8/1/2019 12:00:18 AM.

News Flash

City of Milton News

Posted on: June 28, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Ordinance Reminder: Fireworks

Ordinance Reminder - Fireworks

As we approach the 4th of July, we wanted to provide some reminders related to the City's ordinances and fireworks.

The laws of the State of Wisconsin and our city ordinances are very restrictive when it comes to fireworks. The only types of fireworks permitted by ordinance include toy pistol paper caps, sparklers, and toy snakes.

The use of any other type of fireworks are only authorized by a permit granted by the mayor and approved by the Fire Chief. Wisconsin State Statute 167.10 is very clear that possessing or using any other fireworks, including, for example, firecrackers, roman candles, bottle rockets and mortars without a valid permit is illegal. A commonly used rule of thumb is that a permit is required if the device explodes or leaves the ground.

Unfortunately, firework retailers will frequently still sell these items to Wisconsin residents, even though they are illegal to possess and use without a permit throughout Wisconsin. Being able to purchase prohibited items at a fireworks retailer does not mean they are legal to possess and use without a permit.

Finally, the police department also frequently responds to noise complaints, property damage, and other issues related to the use of illegal fireworks within the City. Being considerate of others when living in a city where neighbors are close by is not only polite, it eliminates the need for the police department to take enforcement action.

Additional details can be found in the Milton Code of Ordinances, Section 50-34: Sale and Discharge of Fireworks, and Wisconsin State Statute 167.10 Regulation of Fireworks. All current Milton ordinances can be found online at www.milton-wi.gov/Ordinances.

All current Wisconsin State Statues can be found online at https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/.

If there are any questions about the laws related to fireworks, please contact the Police Department at (608) 868-6910.

We also encourage you to enjoy the full, legally approved fireworks display hosted by the Milton FFA Alumni at dusk on July 4 at Schilberg Park.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Milton News

Spring Primary Election

2023 Spring Primary Election

Posted on: January 18, 2023
Small Dog Park Open

Small Dog Park Open

Posted on: January 18, 2023
Have You Tried the ExpressVote?

Have You Tried the ExpressVote?

Posted on: January 24, 2023
Park Rentals.  Apply online or at City Hall

Park Rentals

Posted on: January 23, 2023
Milton Youth Coalition Updates

Milton Youth Coalition Updates

Posted on: January 20, 2023
Bi-Monthly Newsletter

Bi-Monthly Newsletter - January 2023

Posted on: January 19, 2023
Collection Calendar

2023 Collection Calendar

Posted on: January 3, 2023
Changes in 2023 to Bulk Items Collection

Bulk Items Collection Changes in 2023

Posted on: December 15, 2022
Notice of Non-Candidacy

Notice of Non-Candidacy for Alderperson

Posted on: November 30, 2022
Winter Reminders

Winter Reminders

Posted on: November 17, 2022
No Wipes Down Pipes

No Wipes Down Pipes

Posted on: November 18, 2022
Dog and Cat Licenses

Dog & Cat Licenses Available

Posted on: November 17, 2022