The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office
urges respect and responsibility in connection with the now legal limited discharge of fireworks for Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.
Local law allows residents to use fireworks as allowed by the State of Louisiana (Class C fireworks) from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. July 3, from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. July 4, from 9 a.m. until 1 a.m. Dec. 31 and from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Jan. 1 with the following restrictions:
No fireworks can be discharged within1,000 feet of a gas station or industrial facility.
- No person shall explode or ignite fireworks within 1,000 feet of any church, hospital, asylum, school, public building or fireworks retail location.
- No person shall ignite or discharge fireworks in a motor vehicle or throw fireworks from a motor vehicle.
- No person shall place an ignited article of fireworks in or throw an ignited article of fireworks at a motor vehicle.
- The sale of fireworks is still prohibited within the boundaries of St. Charles Parish.
Along with the ability to use fireworks comes the responsibility to respect the law and the safety and rights of neighbors. The Sheriff's Office also urges those of you who choose to discharge fireworks on New Year’s Eve to clean up the mess you leave behind.