SF Warns: Fireworks Aren't Welcome Here
by Associated Press
December 28, 2011 6:36 AM
Though South Dakota state law no longer prohibits fireworks, Sioux Falls officials are warning residents that they'd better be careful when deciding to ring in New Year's with a bang.
Public use of fireworks within Sioux Falls limits is limited to devices that don't make noise and don't have launching parts. Among the items prohibited: firecrackers, bottle rockets, roman candles and parachutes.
In other words, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue officials say that devices typically considered fireworks aren't allowed in the city.
The devices can't be used on public sidewalks, in streets or in alleys, and are only allowed on private property with permission of the property owner. Breaking the city ordinance can result in up to 30 days in jail and a $200 fine.