Butte Falls says “NO” to illegal fireworks

Exploding fireworks are illegal in Oregon, and current dry conditions present an additional fire hazard.

Under Oregon law, only novelty-type fireworks are legal for consumer usage, and anything that flies in the air or explodes is illegal. Under city ordinance #88 Amendment 1, NO ILLEGAL FIREWORK USAGE WILL BE PERMITTED AT ANY TIME. Using illegal fireworks is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine.

ORS 480.110 to 480.165; the Oregon Fireworks Law. 480-165; Civil Penalty for Fireworks Law Violations. Any person who violates any provision of ORS 480.110 to 480.165 or any rule adopted by the State Fire Marshal is subject to a civil penalty imposed by the State Fire Marshal in an amount not to exceed $500.00 per violation.

By order of the Butte Falls Town Council and enforced by the Butte Falls Police Department, on first offense, all illegal fireworks will be confiscated and the person in possession will be issued a warning citation. Second offense, the illegal fireworks will be confiscated and the person in possession will be fined (see ORS above).

If you need any clarification you may go to Oregon.gov or call Oregon State Fire Marshal, 541-776-6114 X237, or for local assistance you can call Butte Falls City Hall between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm. 541-865-3262.

 

 

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