Sheriff’s Office sets fireworks restrictions

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, July 3, 2019

LAPLACE — The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office posted the following reminders. For this year’s Independence Day festivities, fireworks may be discharged within the parish ONLY on from dusk to 10 p.m. on July 4.

Fireworks discharged by the general public require the supervision of responsible adults, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Anyone under the age of 15 is prohibited from discharging fireworks without the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or other responsible party.

No fireworks are 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 that $50 or not more that $500, according to police.