Know the rules for fireworks
People celebrating July Fourth by shooting personal fireworks inside Peabody city limits will have to follow a few rules.
Fireworks can be shot from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to midnight July 3 and 4.
Only class C, or common fireworks, can be shot in the city.
Fireworks can be discharged only on private property with permission of the property owner or the legal occupant.
No public or city property can be used for shooting fireworks, including parks, streets, alleys, and sidewalks. People should clean up their trash after their fireworks are discharged.
Fireworks cannot be shot within 50 feet of a retail fireworks stand or a gasoline filling station. They cannot be thrown into or under any motor vehicle, nor can fireworks be thrown from any motor vehicle.
The chief of police, fire chief, or their authorized agents may seize and confiscate all fireworks which may be possessed or used that are in violation of city ordinance.
For more information, contact the Peabody Police Department at (620) 983-2133.