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Sheriff's Office - Linn County, IA

Posted on: June 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] REMINDER: Fireworks Use Restrictions in Unincorporated Linn County

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As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Linn County reminds the public that the Linn County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in May 2019 that limits when consumer fireworks are allowed (PDF) in unincorporated Linn County.

Under the resolution, which is effective only in unincorporated Linn County, consumer fireworks are allowed in unincorporated Linn County only during the following timeframes:

  • July 4 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 p.m.
  • December 31 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. on the immediately following day (January 1)

Consumer fireworks may only be used on property owned by the person or persons using the fireworks or with property owner permission. Please see the resolution for a definition of consumer fireworks.

“We made this change in response to rural residents who contacted our office and asked us to limit the use of fireworks where they live,” Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson said. “We ask all residents to please celebrate the Fourth of July safely and responsibly and to respect their neighbors.”

Each Linn County city has its own rules governing the use of consumer fireworks within its city limits.

Read the Resolution (PDF)...
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