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What you need to know about using fireworks in Ankeny

  • Use of fireworks is limited to July 4 from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. in Ankeny. (All cities in the metro have different rules.)
  • This includes the use of first and second class consumer fireworks only.
  • Explosives such as M-80s, quarter sticks and display fireworks are illegal. 
  • Residents may only use consumer fireworks on their own personal property or on the property of a person who has consented to the use of consumer fireworks on his/her property.
  • Use of fireworks on any public property is prohibited. This includes city streets, public parking lots, parks, etc.
  • Residents are asked to be courteous to their neighbors and to use good judgment when igniting fireworks.
  • To report the illegal use of fireworks contact the Polk County Dispatch non-emergency phone 515-286-3333, this phone is answered 24 hours a day.

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