As the Fourth of July holiday quickly approaches, the Columbia Police Department and the Columbia Fire Department reminds residents that discharging and/or possessing fireworks within the city of Columbia limits is prohibited.
The City of Columbia Ordinance (Section 16-234) prohibits possessing, using, burning, exploding or setting off any firecrackers, torpedos, bombs, rockets, pinwheels, fire balloons, Roman candles or any other firecrackers or fireworks other than a sparkler.
Community members are encouraged to leave the fireworks to the professionals this Fourth of July and attend the free Fire in the Sky event in downtown Columbia. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with activities and entertainment at Flat Branch Park and Lucky’s Market. The fireworks display begins at approximately 9:15 p.m. and will be launched from the lot south of Lucky’s Market. For more information visit: CoMo.gov/ParksandRec/Special-Events-2/4th-July-Fire-Sky.
If residents have fireworks complaints, they are asked to call the Boone County Joint Communications non-emergency line by dialing 311. Callers should only dial 911 in the case of an emergency. The Columbia Police and Fire departments wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July.