It's that time of year when everyone wants to show off their pride for their country and light fireworks.  As the City of Bozeman's Police Department and Fire Department prepare for the Fourth of July they want to remind you July 3rd through 5th is one of the few times a year when Bozeman residents can legally light fireworks inside city limits.  But here are some of the restrictions:

  • Fireworks that go no higher than 15 feet and not designed to explode
  • Sparklers under 12 inches in length
  • Wheels with up to 6 "driver" units or tubes
  • Fireworks only are to be used during these times:
    • July 3 Noon to 12:00 a.m.
    • July 4 Noon to 1:00 a.m.
    • July 5 Noon to 12:00 a.m.

You can use fireworks in the following locations:

  • Private property with permission (fire work type restrictions still apply)
  • NOT upon major arterial streets or alley’s
  • NOT within three hundred (300) feet of any public park
  • NOT within 1000 feet of any hospital, nursing, or assisted living facility
  • NOT under or upon a motor vehicle, whether moving or not
  • NOT within 300 feet of any gas station

We all love the Fourth of July but as police Police Chief Steve Crawford says "Alcohol and fireworks do not mix."  So be careful!  More details here.