SJSO reminds residents of hours for fireworks discharge

Published 7:15 am Tuesday, December 20, 2022

LAPLACE — According to Sheriff Mike Tregre, in St. John the Baptist Parish, fireworks may be discharged within the parish ONLY on the following days during these times:
Christmas Eve from dusk until 10 p.m.
Christmas Day from dusk until 10 p.m.
New Year’s Eve from dusk until 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day morning
New Year’s Day from dusk until 10 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 that $50 or not more that $500.
To view the ordinance, click http://bit.ly/3y1F8y3