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Residential fireworks permits available

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Permits to discharge fireworks for the upcoming Fourth of July are now available with the City of Guthrie.

Fireworks2City officials say adults age 18 and over may purchase a permit to discharge Class C fireworks on private residential property of at least 5 acres.

Permits are available at the utility office for $15 during regular business hours, and are valid from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 3-5.

Earlier this month, the Guthrie City Council amended and restricted the fireworks ordinance. Fireworks can now be discharged on private property (not city property) of at least five acres or more.

Related story: Firework ordinance amended for city limits

Rules and Guidelines

  • An adult person over the age of 18 may obtain a permit from the City of Guthrie to discharge Class C fireworks only from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on July 3, 4, and 5 or from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. Each holiday requires a separate permit.
  • The adult permit holder must be physically present and within 100 feet of the point of display for any household member to use the fireworks.
  • The permit must be prominently displayed at the location listed on the permit during the discharge of the fireworks and available for examination by any public safety officer.
  • Fireworks must be discharged on a non-combustible surface of sufficient size to contain the entire ground portion of the display and must be located on private residential property of at least 5 acres or more and not closer than 25 feet from any permanent structure.
  • Private persons may not use or discharge fireworks on any public property, street or easement unless approved by the City of Guthrie
  • No more than 25 people can be at the location listed on the permit at the time the fireworks are discharged unless approved by the City of Guthrie.
  • Permit holder will have extinguishment device (water or fire extinguisher) available at the site of fireworks discharge.
  • Permit holder is responsible for cleaning up any debris caused by any person discharging fireworks at the location listed on the permit.
  • Permit holder is responsible for damage or injury to other persons or property resulting from fireworks use.
  • In the event that the Governor of the State of Oklahoma calls a Red Flag Fire Alert or Burn Ban for the area, or the City of Guthrie Fire Department determines that the City of Guthrie is in danger of fire due to weather conditions, the City of Guthrie may declare the use of fireworks to be illegal and all fireworks permits to be void, without refund.
  • Any violations of these regulations may result in fines and/or confiscation of fireworks.
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