La Crosse Mayor, PD want to remind residents some fireworks are illegal in the city

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — La Crosse Mayor Mitch Reynolds and the police department want to remind residents that some fireworks are illegal in the city, and to be considerate of neighbors this July 4 holiday.

Wisconsin state law says no person may use fireworks with out a permit issued from “the mayor of the city, president of the village or chairperson of the town in which the possession or use is to occur.”

The City of La Crosse only issues permits to professional outfits. Anything that explodes or leaves the ground is illegal.

The fine for using illegal fireworks can be more than $500 including court fees.

According to city officials, police responded to 251 complaints involving fireworks in 2021.

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