Know local fireworks policy before celebrating

With Fourth of July approaching, residents in Marion County should be aware of the time and days fireworks are permitted in their local community as well as the rural areas.

In Marion, fireworks are not allowed to be discharged on any public street, roadway or the right-of-way adjoining a public roadway.

Fireworks may be discharged within the city of Marion during the following dates and times:

• July 1, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

• July 2, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

• July 3, 9 a.m. to midnight

• July 4, 9 a.m. to midnight

In Hillsboro, fireworks can be discharged from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., July 1-3 and from 10 a.m. to midnight, July 4.

Outside of city limits, Marion County allows fireworks to be discharged from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. from June 26 through July 1, and from 8 a.m. to midnight July 2-4.

Discharge on private property requires written permission of the owner or lawful occupant.

At Marion County Lake and Park, fireworks may be discharged inside Lakeshore Drive. Discharg­ing fireworks at Marion Reservoir is not allowed.

For fireworks schedules in other communities, check with your city office.

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