The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and Williston is gearing up for spectacular fireworks-filled nights! Whether you’re a fan of the dazzling displays or find some fireworks a bit too much, there's no denying that this holiday seems to stretch on forever. But do you have to light fireworks all night? Spoiler alert: there are limits!

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As we prepare to celebrate, it's a good time to remind everyone of the fireworks ordinances for the City of Williston. Fireworks are permitted on July 4th until 1:00 AM on July 5th. So, you can enjoy those bursts of color and noise well into the night, but make sure to wrap it up by 1:00 AM to avoid any fines.

Speaking of fines, if you violate this ordinance, you'll face a $250 fine. And if you’re caught again within the same year, that fine doubles to $500. Ouch!

Now, there’s a catch. If the Williams County fire danger rating hits the orange level (Very High) or higher, a burn ban occurs. This means no fireworks, along with no burning leaves, garbage, or having bonfires. Safety first, folks! Check out the Williams County Fire Danger Rating for the latest fire danger rating.

The Williston police officers will be out in force to ensure everyone follows these rules. They have the authority to seize and remove any fireworks or combustibles if you’re in violation. So, let’s keep it safe and fun for everyone.

For full details on the fireworks ordinance, visit the City of Williston Fireworks page on the city's website. And if you’re curious about the city limits, you can view the Williston City Limits GIS map here.

Enjoy the festivities, stay safe, and happy Fourth of July, Williston!

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