Fourth of July: Know Where You Can And Can’t Pop Fireworks

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We are wishing everyone a Happy Fourth of July from DeJean Law Office!

Before you get on with the celebrations, it’s always best that you know where you can and can’t pop fireworks.

We have listed some rules by parish below, but as a reminder it is always best to double check with your local laws for clarification, as our blog is not providing specific legal advice, just trying to be as helpful as possible.ūüėÄ

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Ascension

  • Fireworks are allowed within the parish¬†with the exception of¬†Donaldsonville and¬†Gonzales.

East Baton Rouge

  • Fireworks are¬†not¬†allowed anywhere in the¬†parish, including¬†the cities of¬†Central,¬†Baker, and¬†Zachary. If caught, you’ll face up to a $500¬†fine¬†or up to six months in jail.

Livingston 

  • Fireworks are legal within the parish with the exception of¬†Denham Springs and¬†Walker. If you’re caught once, you’ll have to pay up to $100. If you’re caught again, it can total up to $500.

Point Coupee 

  • Fireworks are legal in the parish.
  • There are no regulations on fireworks outside city limits.

St. John The Baptist

  • Fireworks are legal within the parish only from dusk¬†until 10 p.m. a.m.¬†on the Fourth of July. Fireworks are not¬†allowed closer than 500 feet from any hospital, church, nursing home, or school that is occupied.

St. Mary

  • Fireworks can be set off in¬†the parish from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 25 through July 5.
  • Fireworks are legal within the parish with the exception of within city limits.
  • Fireworks are not¬†allowed within 1,000 feet of a church, hospital, school, fireworks stand, or public building.

Tangipahoa

  • Fireworks are legal in the parish, but each city has its own regulations, so residents should double check with their city government.
  • Fireworks are NOT allowed within 1,000 feet of any church, school, hospital, or public building.

West Baton Rouge

  • Fireworks are allowed in unincorporated areas of the parish.
  • Fireworks are not¬†allowed inside the city or town limits.

West Feliciana

  • Fireworks are allowed within the parish with the exception of St. Francisville.

As always, be safe and be smart when it comes to fireworks!

 

 

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