This holiday, a reminder that the use of fireworks in North Liberty remains prohibited. While recent changes in state law allowed counties and cities to set their own rules for the use of consumer fireworks; the North Liberty City Council declined to take steps to legalize their use. Sparklers and similar items remain legal to use.
Residents are encouraged to talk to neighbors using fireworks illegally. Reports can also be made to joint dispatch at (319) 356-6800.
Additionally, the city council approved a temporary moratorium on sales until Aug. 15 to give staff time to devise, and council to pass, an update to ordinances surrounding the sale of consumer fireworks to make it consistent with state law while also protecting public safety.