Fireworks Regulations in Williston: What You Need to Know
With the 4th of July a little over a week away, now is a good time to remind everyone of the fireworks ordinances for the City of Williston!
Fireworks are permitted in the City of Williston on July 4 of each year, until the time of 1:00 a.m. on July 5 of each year.
Violation of this ordinance carries a $250 fine. Second Violation of this ordinance within a year will result in a $500 fine.
However, if the Williams County fire danger rating reaches the orange level (Very High) or above, and a burn ban is put in place, fireworks are no longer permitted. The Burn Ban includes the ignition of fireworks, burning of leaves, grass clippings, garbage/pits, construction debris, fallen trees, crop residue or hay land, sloughs, and campfires/bonfires/recreation fires. For the current fire danger rating, click here:
Williston Police Officers are charged with enforcing these provisions and shall seize, take, remove, or cause to be removed at the owner’s expense all fireworks or combustibles if in violation of this ordinance.
For full details on the use of fireworks within the City of Williston, click here.
Here is a link to view the Williston city limits on the City of Williston Public GIS map:
Since we are allowed to shoot fireworks in the city, we should try to be mindful of our neighbors or furry friends. Loud noises can be distressing for animals, causing anxiety and stress. To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, consider these tips: inform your neighbors in advance about your plans, especially if they have pets; choose a suitable location away from residential areas; minimize noise by selecting quieter fireworks or using noise-cancellation techniques; and be cautious of any wildlife nearby, as sudden explosions can disrupt their habitats. By being considerate and aware, we can have a memorable fireworks display while respecting the well-being of those around us.
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