ALL Fireworks Banned by City of Bend – EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 1

Due to ongoing drought conditions and extreme fire risk, the City of Bend has extended the fireworks ban through December 1. This includes the ban on the use of all fireworks – legal or illegal – within the City of Bend through that date. Under the emergency order, use of any fireworks is a class A civil infraction and carries a penalty of a fine up to $750.

During the August 4 City Council meeting, a majority of the Council indicated support for a permanent prohibition on the sale and use of fireworks in Bend. Councilors directed staff to draft Bend Municipal Code amendments prohibiting the sale and use of fireworks. Those proposed amendments will be presented to Council during a work session later this year, before a formal vote on the issue.

Community members are encouraged to report the use of fireworks by calling 541-693-6911, or via email at fireworks@bendoregon.gov. (Email will not trigger a response because it is not continuously monitored.) Use of fireworks posing an immediate risk to persons or property are emergencies and should be reported by calling 911.

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