As the calendar turns, the Williston Police Department extends heartfelt wishes for a safe and joyful New Year to all residents. It's the time of year again to emphasize the importance of responsible celebration, it's imperative to familiarize oneself with the guidelines governing the use of fireworks in the City of Williston.

For all the fireworks enthusiasts, the permitted timeframe for igniting these festive displays runs from December 31, 2022, until 1:00 am on January 1, 2023. However, ensuring a safe and enjoyable atmosphere necessitates adherence to specific restrictions.

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A key directive is the strict prohibition of fireworks on Williston Parks and Recreation District or City of Williston property. Residents are also encouraged to exercise consideration for their neighbors, fostering a harmonious and collective community celebration.

Non-compliance with these regulations carries significant consequences. Violating the ordinance results in a $250 fine, and a second offense within a year escalates the penalty to a steeper $500.


For a comprehensive understanding of the fireworks ordinance, residents can access the official guidelines at CityofWillistonFireworks.

To enforce these provisions, Williston Police Officers are empowered to take action, including seizing, removing, or causing the removal of fireworks or combustibles at the owner's expense if found in violation of the ordinance. By conscientiously adhering to these guidelines, residents play a pivotal role in contributing to a safe and enjoyable New Year celebration for the entire community. 2023 was a great year. Let's get into 2024 in style by following all the guidelines released by the Williston Police Department.

Williston Police Department's K9 Division

Here are the dogs and their handlers that make up the K9 division of the Williston Police Department

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