JAY - The City of Jay released a copy of the city ordinance concerning fireworks as a friendly reminder to residents just ahead of Independence Day.

The ordinance states that it is legal to use, ignite or discharge fireworks within city limit from June 15 through the Saturday following July 4, which is July 11 this year.

Times for the use, ignition or discharge of fireworks is set to specific times. On weekdays, fireworks are legal from 9 am. to 10 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays fireworks are legal from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. On January 1, fireworks are legal from 12 to 1 a.m.

Residents may use, ignite or discharge consumer fireworks on their own property or with permission from the property owner during the permitted times. Fireworks must land on the property they were shot from. No one is allowed to use, ignite or discharge fireworks so as to cause them to land on another person's property.

Residents may use, ignite or discharge fireworks on a public street, but all trash must be picked up.

No person may use, ignite or discharge fireworks in any public park, public area or City of Jay owned property.

The only exception is the city sponsored firework display approved by the City of Jay.

For more information, visit the City of Jay/Jay Utilities Authority Facebook page.