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Posted on: June 8, 2021

La Porte fire chief urges residents to follow fireworks ordinance

La PORTE, IN (June 8, 2021) - As Independence Day approaches, City of La Porte Fire Chief Andy Snyder is reminding residents to be mindful of the city's fireworks code. 

"After last year's 4th of July festivities were hindered due to COVID-19, everyone is ready to cut loose and kick off the holiday early," Snyder said. "However, we are still several weeks out from Independence Day and must be respectful of our fellow residents. Our department will be working closely with the police department as well as code enforcement to ensure the rules are being followed." 

The City of La Porte's municipal code states that consumer fireworks may be discharged within the city limits on the following dates and times: 

  • June 28 through July 3, 5 to 11 p.m.; 
  • July 4, 10 a.m. to midnight; and 
  • July 5 through July 9, 5 to 11 p.m.

Snyder said violators could be penalized with a fine of up to $300.

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