(June 24, 2008) - With Independence Day nearing, City officials want to remind residents that it is illegal to buy, sell, own and set off fireworks in the Oklahoma City limits without a permit.
Sparklers and bottle rockets are included in the ban.
“People are surprised to learn their childhood favorite, sparklers, are not allowed in Oklahoma City,” said Assistant Fire Marshal Kellie Lee. “The fact is, they simply aren’t safe since they generate heat in excess of 1800 degrees.”
The ban on fireworks in Oklahoma City has been in effect for more than 30 years.
Violators can be fined up to $200, not including court fees, and the fireworks will be confiscated. The ordinance is enforced by the Oklahoma City Police Department and Oklahoma City Fire Marshal’s Office.