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(June 27, 2019)

With the Independence Day holiday approaching, the Omaha Police Department reminds citizens of changes in the fireworks ordinance (City Ordinance 20-320) passed by the Omaha City Council in 2018. Fireworks sales are permitted by authorized vendors only during fireworks season beginning Friday, June 28th through Thursday, July 4th.  (City Ordinance 30-261).

Consumer fireworks can be discharged in Omaha from July 2 through July 4, from noon to 11:00 p.m. daily. (City Ordinance 20-320). Persons discharging fireworks must be 16-years-old or older.  Those between the ages of 12 and 16 can discharge fireworks only under direct supervision of someone 19-years-old or older.

Fireworks complaints that are in progress should be directed to 402-444-5802.  This is a non-emergency number that will allow complaints to be dispatched to officers on the street and keep 911 lines open for emergencies. 911 should be called if there is immediate danger to life safety or property due to fireworks use.

The Omaha Police Department will have a group of officers dedicated to fireworks complaints each day during fireworks season. Violations of the City Ordinance are criminal offenses and violators are subject to arrest. Those found in violation of this ordinance could be cited for a criminal violation and may be subject to a $200 fine for each separate conviction.

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