Police reminder: Fireworks are prohibited

Police reminder: Fireworks are prohibited The Vermillion Police Department reminds citizens that a city ordinance prohibits the discharge of fireworks in the city limits without a permit.

The ordinance states, "It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot, discharge or explode or cause to be shot, discharged or exploded any firecrackwers, sky rockets, blank cartridges, fireworks or other explosives used for fireworks or fire display in the city.

"It shall also be unlawful for any person to have any such fireworks in his possession in a public place in the city except that contained in a sealed original package in the condition it was shipped or transported and the wrapping and seal of said package unbroken.

"Possession by any person in a public place of any such package with the wrappings or seal broken shall be prima facie evidence of a violation o this section. Violaters will be assessed a $43 fine.

The ordinance does not prohibit the use of a public display of fireworks in the city

provided that the person or persons making the display acquire a permit from the city.

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