A fireworks ordinance is in effect in the City of Knox.
According to the ordinance, fireworks may only be discharged between 5 p.m. and two hours after sunset from June 29 to July 3, and July 5 through July 9. On the Fourth of July, you may ignite fireworks between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight. This includes all consumer fireworks with the exception of sparklers, cone fountains, ground spinners, snakes or glow worms, and smoke devices. Anyone in violation of the ordinance shall be subject to a $100 fine for the first offense, $250 for the second offense, and $500 for a third offense and every subsequent offense.
Knox Mayor Rick Chambers would also like to remind you that a burning ban ordinance is in effect, preventing the ignition of any type of fire on private or public property. The only exceptions are the burning of logs in a residential fireplace or wood burning furnace, burning of charcoal in an outdoor grill, a school pep rally, or a campfire. Any violators will be given a warning and then fined $100 for the first citation given. Continued disregard of compliance will result in a fine up to $2,500.
If you have any questions, contact the Mayor’s office at (574) 772-4553. You may also see the ordinances in question at City Hall.