Mississippi county considers ban of real fireworks at weddings

Published 10:17 am Wednesday, June 20, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Newlywed hearts may be exploding with joy, but one north Mississippi county wants to clamp down on actual fireworks.

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors is drafting a ban on commercial-grade fireworks in unincorporated areas without a permit. Board of Supervisors President Jeff Busby tells The Oxford Eagle that residents are complaining about late-night fireworks displays at wedding venues.

Under the proposal, people would have to apply for $100 permits at least 21 days in advance and could only lob explosives between noon and 9 p.m. Fireworks would be allowed later on New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July. The county would require $100,000 worth of insurance.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

Violators would face fines up to $1,000 and up to 30 days in jail. Consumer fireworks wouldn’t be regulated.