Friday, December 29, 2017
St. John the Baptist Parish – As we approach the New Year’s Holiday, please be reminded of firework regulations. In St. John the Baptist Parish it is lawful for persons to discharge fireworks within the parish on the following days and times:
• · New Year's Eve from dusk until 1:00 a.m. on New Year's Day
• · New Year's Day from dusk until 10:00 p.m.
All discharging of fireworks by the general public shall be done with the supervision of responsible adults. Anyone under the age of 15 shall be prohibited from discharging fireworks without the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or other responsible party.
No fireworks will be allowed to be discharged closer than 500 feet from any hospital, church, nursing home or school that is occupied.
No fireworks shall be modified in any way from their original design, nor combined with any other devices in an attempt to increase the energy or loudness of the discharging.
Violators upon conviction in a court of proper jurisdiction shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than $50.00 or not more than $500.00.
For more information, visit http://stjohnsheriff.org.