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Posted on: June 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City of Murfreesboro Fourth of July Fireworks Ordinances; fireworks may only be used July 3-5

Fireworks Safety

Within the City limits, fireworks may only be used on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

It is illegal to sell fireworks to:

  • Anyone less than 16 years old and purchasers close that age, must present to vendors a state issued photo identification as proof of age or must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Any intoxicated person, or

  • any irresponsible person.[1]

It is illegal for anyone within the City to sell, use, or even possess:

  • mortar fireworks with a tube (single or multiple) greater than 1½" in diameter.

  • reloadable fireworks, or

  • bottle rockets.[2]

Fireworks cannot be used:

  • On private property without permission of the owner,

  • On public property, which including public streets, or

  • Within 600 of any church, hospital, or public school and 22’ for a fireworks vendor[3]

  • “Use” of a firework occurs where it is lit or launched and where it is directed or lands.[4]

Fireworks cannot be discharged

  • From or at a motor vehicle, or

  • At a group of people.[5]

Note: Firework vendors in the City must provide purchasers a written list of the days and the hours of lawful use of fireworks is permitted. Vendors must also to provide written safety instructions appropriate for the type of fireworks sold. [1]

[1] City Code § 12-29

[1] T.C.A. § 68-104-112(a)(1); City Code § 12-30

[2] City Code § 12-30

[3] T.C.A. § 68-104-112(a)(2)

[4] City Code § 12-31

[5] T.C.A. § 68-104-112(a)(3)

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