One of the most popular calls to city hall the week before July 4 each year is asking about fireworks — namely when residents can discharge fireworks legally in their own community.

Each municipality in Harvey County passes ordinances each year to govern fireworks sales and discharge. Each community has a little bit different schedule.

This year the first town open to fireworks is Burrton, with fireworks discharge hours starting June 27.  North Newton is the most restrictive, allowing only a single day for the legal use of fireworks. All areas of the county set final firings for midnight July 4. 

 

BURRTON

June 27 through June 30 and July 4 — 10 a.m. through 10 p.m.

July 1, 2 and 3 — 10 a.m. to midnight

• Fireworks are allowed on private property with approval of landowner or occupant.

• Fireworks are not allowed in city parks, on city streets or any city owned or school property. Fireworks are not allowed in fire zones.

 

NEWTON

June 29  through July 3 — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

July 4 — 7 a.m. to midnight. 

• Fireworks are allowed on private property with approval of landowner or occupant.

• Fireworks are not allowed in city parks, on city streets or any city owned or property. Fireworks are not allowed in fire zones.

 

NORTH NEWTON

July 4 — 10 a.m. to midnight

• Fireworks are allowed only on private property with the permission of the owner or lawful occupant. Class C (common) fireworks only.

• Fireworks are not allowed on public streets, parks or within 50 feet of gas tanks or gas storage, and in, into, under, or on any motor vehicle, nor thrown from any motor vehicle.

 

WALTON

June 29 to July 3 — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

July 4 — 7 a.m. to midnight

• Fireworks are allowed on private property with approval of landowner or occupant. No bottle rockets/projectiles.

 

HARVEY COUNTY

July 1 through 4 — 8 a.m. to midnight

• Fireworks are allowed on private property with approval of landowner or occupant.

• Fireworks are not allowed on public roads or in public parks. No bottle rockets/projectiles.

 

HALSTEAD

July 2, 3 and 4 — 8 a.m. to midnight

• Fireworks are allowed anywhere within the city limits EXCEPT on city streets, public property or within 50' of gas pumps or gas storage. Throwing fireworks at animals, people and/or vehicles is NOT allowed. No bottle rockets/projectiles.

 

HESSTON

July 1, 2 and 3 — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

July 4 — 8 a.m. to midnight

• Fireworks are allowed on private property with the approval of the landowner or occupant.

• Fireworks are not allowed on city streets, public parks or on school grounds.

 

SEDGWICK

June 30 - July 2 — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

July 3 and 4 — 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight)

• Fireworks are not allowed in the city park, on city streets, on any city property or Sedgwick School property.

• Fireworks are allowed on private property with approval of the land-owner or occupant.

This schedule is effective for 2017 Fourth of July holiday for discharging fireworks. June 26, 2017 EM 2017 Fireworks