Do not celebrate the New Year with your own personal firework show in Iowa City. Using fireworks inside city limits is prohibited, and violators will face a minimum fine of $250. 

How do I report illegal fireworks?

Residents are encouraged to speak directly with their neighbors regarding the use of illegal fireworks. Reports can also be made to public safety dispatchers at 319-356-6800. Please provide an address when reporting your concern.

For questions about the local fireworks ordinance, contact Fire Marshal Brian Greer at 319-356-5257 or

Date of publication

Monday, December 20, 2021