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Use of illegal fireworks can be reported through the Fireworks Alert app or through police non-emergency lines.

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  • Eugene Police - 541-682-5111
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Fireworks FAQ


Q: Is there a fireworks ban in the City of Springfield?

A: No. Legal consumer fireworks may be purchased between June 23 and July 6.


Q: What is the Eugene City Council's fireworks ban?

A: In 2022, the Eugene City Council voted 6-2 to ban fireworks in addition to the restrictions provided under state law within the city limits of Eugene due to the fire danger they pose and their impact to people and pets.


Q: When did the ban take effect?

A: The ban became effective on October 29, 2022.


Q: What is the penalty for violating the ban?

A: The ban penalty is a fine not to exceed $500.


Q: What fireworks are banned under the Eugene City Council's fireworks ban?

A: It is unlawful to sell, use, light, detonate, or display any "consumer" fireworks anywhere in the city at any time. It is also unlawful to use, light, detonate, or display any “display" fireworks anywhere in the city at any time except July 3 through July 5, unless specifically authorized by the City Manager or designee.


Q: What are consumer fireworks?

A: Legal consumer fireworks are the type of legal fireworks that people can buy and use without a license. Examples include fountains, flitter sparklers, and ground spinners.


Q What are display fireworks?

A: Fireworks that fly in the air, explode, or behave in an uncontrolled and unpredictable manner. These are primarily aerial shells but may also include 1.4g fireworks or special effects fireworks. A commercial operator's certification and permit is required to use display fireworks.  


Q: Are there any exempt consumer fireworks or novelties allowed under the Eugene City Council's fireworks ban?

A: Pursuant to section (5) of Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 480.111 regarding "exempt consumer fireworks" and other items categorized as "novelties" under Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 837-012-0510 Section 15, and as defined in the American Pyrotechnics Standard (APA) 87-1 section 3.2.1, the following list of approved exempt consumer fireworks and novelties are allowed in the City of Eugene:

  • Paper caps (containing 0.25 grains or less of explosive mixture)
  • Model rockets and model rocket motors that are used to propel recoverable models of rocket
  • Booby trap/pull apart (containing 0.016 grams or less of composition weight)
  • Novelty flitter sparklers (containing 5 grams or less of composition weight)
  • Party poppers (containing 0.016 grams or less of composition weight)
  • Snakes or similar smoke producing items (containing 100 grains or less of combustible substances)
  • Novelty snakes (containing 2 grams or less of composition weight)
  • Snappers [pop-its] (containing 0.001 grams or less of composition weight)
  • Novelty wire sparklers or novelty dipped sticks (containing 25 grams or less of composition weight)
  • Novelty smoke devices (containing 5 grams or less of composition weight).

Q: Are consumer fireworks dangerous?

A: Yes, consumer fireworks can be dangerous if not handled properly. They can cause burns, eye injuries, and even start fires.


Q: How can I stay safe while using consumer fireworks?

A: Always follow these safety tips:

  • Only adults should handle fireworks.
  • Never point fireworks at anyone.
  • Light fireworks outdoors on a flat non-combustible surface.
  • Read and follow all instructions on the fireworks label.
  • Remember the 4 B's:
    • Be prepared before lighting fireworks: keep water available by using a garden hose or bucket.
    • Be safe when lighting fireworks: keep children and pets away from fireworks. Never use fireworks near or on dry grass or vegetation.
    • Be responsible After lighting fireworks: never relight a dud. Please wait 15 to 20 minutes, then soak it in a bucket of water before disposal.
    • Be aware: Use only legal fireworks in legal places.
      • You can use Oregon consumer legal fireworks, also called retail fireworks, where fireworks are not prohibited.
        Some prohibited locations include Oregon State beaches, parks, campgrounds, and State and Federal forest lands. You may also want to check local regulations. 

Q: Can fireworks start fires?

A: Yes, fireworks can start fires if they are not used properly. Always make sure to light fireworks in an area that is free of dry grass, leaves, or other flammable materials.


Q: What should I do if I get burned or injured while using fireworks?

A: Seek medical attention immediately if you are burned or injured while using fireworks. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room or urgent care clinic.


Q: Can I use consumer fireworks if it's dry or windy outside?

A: No, it's not safe to use fireworks if it's dry or windy outside. These conditions increase the risk of fire and can make it harder to control where the fireworks go.


Remember, fireworks are fun but can also be dangerous if not used safely. Always follow the instructions on the fireworks label and stay safe.