The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week approved a new resolution (PDF) to replace the existing resolution governing the use of consumer fireworks in unincorporated Linn County.
Under the newly passed resolution, which is effective only in unincorporated Linn County, consumer fireworks are allowed in unincorporated Linn County only during the following timeframes:
- July 4 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 p.m.
- December 31 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. on the immediately following day (January 1)
Consumer fireworks may only be used on property owned by the person or persons using the fireworks or with property owner permission.
“We made this change in response to rural residents who contacted our office and asked us to limit the use of fireworks where they live,” Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson said. “This change is also more closely aligned with what the metro area cities have in place regarding the use of fireworks.”
Each Linn County city has its own rules governing the use of consumer fireworks within its city limits.