Fireworks cannot be set off except between June 24 through July 6 and December 24 through January 3. 

Even during those times, there are restriction about setting off fireworks.  Individuals cannot set off fireworks on any public property including city buildings, parks and parking lots.

Fireworks that can be used within the restrictions are:

  • Ground and handheld sparkling devices
  • Cylindrical fountains
  • Cone fountains
  • Illuminating torches
  • Wheels
  • Ground spinners
  • Flitter sparklers
  • Toy smoke devices
  • Wire sparklers or dipped sticks
  • Multiple tube ground and handheld sparkling devices, cylindrical fountains, cone fountains and illuminating torches

These types of fireworks can never be used: Any firework intended to rise into the air and explode or to detonate in the air or to fly above the ground, including firecrackers, bottle rockets, sky rockets, missile-type rockets, helicopters, aerial spinners, torpedoes, roman candles, mine devices, shell devices and aerial shell kits or reloadable tubes.

Sale of fireworks – Fireworks cannot be sold to a person under 18 years old.

Sec. 9-46. Fireworks; definitions

Sec. 9-47. Fireworks; prohibited; exceptions.

Sec. 9-48. Fireworks; sale of fireworks; violations. 

Sec. 9-51. Fireworks; liability for emergency responses related to use of fireworks.

Sec. 9-52. Fireworks; penalties.

Sec. 9-53. Fireworks; limited use of permissible consumer fireworks; permitted time periods; conditions and locations.


Sec. 18-69. Parks; fireworks, fires, glass, weapons; violations 

A. Within a park and recreation area it shall be unlawful for any person to: 

  1. Have in his possession or set off any fireworks. Permits may be given by the Fire Marshall and Director for conducting properly supervised fireworks in designated park and recreation areas. 
  2. Kindle, build, maintain or use a fire except in barbecue containers within a ramada. Any fire shall be continuously under the care and direction of a competent person from the time it is kindled until it is extinguished. No person shall throw away or discard any lighted match, cigar, cigarette, tobacco, paper or other material within or against any building, boat or vehicle, or under any tree or in underbrush. The City Manager or his designee may declare a Fire Emergency and prohibit all fires and/or smoking of tobacco products in one or more park and recreation areas. 
  3. Bring in or use any portable grill, unless subject to a permit issued by the City. 
  4. Throw, toss or otherwise propel or either willfully or maliciously or carelessly or negligently break any glass object. 
  5. Have a glass beverage container in his or her possession. 
  6. Bring into or have in his possession in any park and recreation area any BB gun, air gun, spring gun, slingshot, bow, or other similar weapon in which the propelling force is a spring in air. 
  7. Discharge or fire any firearm or other weapon in which the propelling force is gunpowder, except in self-defense or defense of another person against a use or an attempted use of unlawful physical or deadly physical force by a third person or an animal attack if a reasonable person would believe that the use of physical force or deadly physical force against the third person or animal is immediately necessary and reasonable under the circumstances to protect oneself or the other person. 

B. Violations of this section shall be a class one (1) misdemeanor. Upon conviction, the Municipal Court shall order restitution to be paid by the violator to the City for the cost of cleanup resulting from the violation and the enforcement of this section. Restitution shall be actual cost, but in no event less than One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars. 

(Ord. No. 04-213, 12/14/2004, Enacting) SUPP 2004-4 

(Ord. No. 05-59, 11/01/2005, Amended) SUPP 2005-04 

(Ord. No. 2010-13, 7/6/2010, Amended) SUPP 2010-03



Age 15 or under: 10:00 P.M. to 5:00 AM everyday, including weekends; Age 16 -17: 12:00 A.M. to 5:00 A.M. everyday, including weekends. Violating Peoria’s curfew law is a misdemeanor, and the penalties include a fine of $50 to $150 plus fees with mandatory community service or educational programs. Parents found guilty of allowing their kids to stay out past curfew are guilty of a class one misdemeanor too, and can be fined $100-$250. Parents might also have to pay extra fees related to the City's court costs and might have to perform community service, counseling, educational programs or even be placed on probation.


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