Fireworks Guidelines

Know the law about fireworks

The laws regarding fireworks in Covington can be found in Covington's Municipal Code Chapter 15.15. According to the code, legally obtained consumer fireworks can be discharged within Covington city limits during these times only:

          - Between 9 a.m. and midnight (12 a.m.) on July 4.

          - Between 6 p.m. on December 31 and 1 a.m. on January 1.

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For a description of what's legal and illegal in Covington, click here.
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New ordinance

On May 25, 2010, the Covington City Council passed a new ordinance (Ord. 04-10) allowing civil infractions to be issued for fireworks violations at a rate of $150.00 per infraction. The new ordinance also allows fire department personnel and the city's code enforcement officer to issue these infractions, in addition to police. The issuance of civil infractions does not preclude the associated criminal penalties.