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Posted on: December 31, 2018

[ARCHIVED] City of West Fargo fireworks ordinance reminders for New Year celebrations

New Years Fireworks website

Fireworks can be used 8 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1 in the City of West Fargo.  Otherwise fireworks are not allowed in the city limits of West Fargo per city ordinance. 

West Fargo City Ordinance

12-071 Fireworks Source: Ordinance 991, Section 2 (2014)

  • The Definition of “fireworks” for the purposes of this chapter means any substance or combination of substances or articles prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect by explosion or detonation, including but not limited to: Star Light, helicopter flyers, cylindrical fountains, cone fountains, wheels, torches, colored fire, sparkler, dipped sticks, comets, shells, soft shell firecrackers not to exceed one and 1/2 inches in length and 1/2 inches in diameter total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed 50 milligrams each.
  • Any individual who is at least 12 years of age may use, explode or possess any retail fireworks within the limits of the City of West Fargo, commencing on December 31 at 8 p.m. CST, and ending on January 1 at 1 a.m. CST
  • No person shall use fireworks on publicly owned or controlled property, including but not limited to, park property, city or county property, school property or federally owned property.
  • No person shall use fireworks on any property owned or controlled by another person or entity without the express permission of the owner or person or entity in control of the property.


Any person who is convicted of violating or of failing to comply with any of the provisions of the ordinances contained in this chapter for which a penalty is not specifically set forth, may be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment not to exceed thirty (30) days, or both.

Read the North Dakota Century Code CHAPTER 23-15 (PDF) to find out what the state laws are regarding fireworks.

Fireworks Ordinance
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