Fireworks and Your Neighbors

Madison police remind residents about illegal fireworks.

As many prepare to set off fireworks this holiday weekend, the Madison Police Department is reminding residents which ones are legal in the area.

The City of Madison Police Department shared these reminders:

If you’re caught using an illegal firework in Madison, penalties can range from $344.50 to $1000, plus court costs.

State law says without a permit you can have sparklers not exceeding 36 inches in length, stationary cones and fountains, toy snakes, smoke bombs, caps, noisemakers and confetti poppers.

According to The American Pyrotechnics Association, the fireworks specifically prohibited by consumer fireworks in Wisconsin are firecrackers, wheels, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, aerial salutes, and bombs.

Those which are permitted are cylinder fountains, cone fountains, sparklers, containing no magnesium, chlorate or perchlorate; snakes containing no mercury, and small smoke devices.

Here in the Linden Park neighborhood, we ask that you be considerate of your neighbors – please limit your fireworks to one night and no later than 10 pm.

Fireworks are not only a noise nuisance to your neighbors, but veterans with PTSD can have severe reactions, and pets can have severe adverse reactions as well. Please be considerate of others.