Fireworks banned in Elizabethton after City Council vote

Update at 9:25 p.m.

Elizabethton residents now will have to leave it to the pro’s when it comes to fireworks.

Thursday night, City Council voted 6 to 1 to prohibit the sale and use of residential fireworks. Firework displays by licensed professionals who’ve received city permission will be allowed for special events.

City leaders said they approved they measure after residential complaints.

The ban takes effect in 10 days.

Elizabethton was one of the few municipal governments that allowed the sale and use of fireworks.   The City allowed it around July 4th and New Year’s Eve.


Below is an earlier report:


ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) – Elizabethton leaders will be voting tonight on whether to ban the sale and use of fireworks in the city.

If approved, only licensed professionals will be allowed to discharge fireworks approved by city officials for certain events.

Currently, fireworks sales and use are allowed during certain periods of time on holidays life the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve.

Elizabethton is one of only a few cities in the state that allow residential fireworks.

The ordinance already passed on first reading.

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