Washington Evening Journal
111 North Marion Avenue
Washington, IA 52353
With the Fourth of July holiday coming up, the city of Mt. Pleasant reminds residents of the rules regarding fireworks in the city.
Fireworks are allowed to be used only:
• June 21-July 2, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
• July 3-4, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
• July 5-6, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fireworks may not be used or exploded:
• On city property — including streets, parks and sidewalks — without specific permission from the City Council.
• On private property without permission of the owner.
• In a manner that deposits litter and waste on neighbor’s property, streets or sidewalks.
The police department will enforce these ordinances.
Persons violating these rules may receive tickets with fines from $50-$500 and may have their fireworks confiscated.
The rules apply to consumer fireworks only.
Commercial and display fireworks are not allowed without a special permit granted by the City Council.
Call the Mt. Pleasant Police Department at 319-385-1450 or City Hall at 319-385-1470 with any questions.