Valley City  (CSi)  Valley City Fire Chief Scott Magnuson is reminding residents to be careful with fireworks.

In his news release, the Chief says, “Millions of Americans will enjoy 4th of July celebrations. There are many public displays while many will be using consumer fireworks. Use this holiday celebration for your enjoyment and be safe!

The sale of fireworks in North Dakota is from June 27 to July 5th. Retail hours in Valley City are limited to 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The City of Valley City also has a fireworks ordinance which states the days of detonation or using your fireworks and is not the same as the state. The times of use for Valley city are as follows:

July 1-3: 8 am until 11 pm
July 4th: 8 am until midnight and then past midnight on July 5 until 1:00 am
July 5th: 8 am until 11 pm

You must be 12 years of age to purchase fireworks in Valley City and all of North Dakota.

Jamestown City Fire Chief Reuther says , there has been no temporary ban on fireworks in Jamestown.

He add residents can take precautions by checking burn bans, restrictions, and the fire danger map before lighting off fireworks, and call 911 if things get out of hand.

Legal sales and detonation of fireworks in the City of Jamestown is allowed the first day of July through the fifth day of July.


  • July 1: noon to 11pm
  • July 2: noon to 11pm
  • July 3: noon to 11pm
  • July 4: noon to 1am July 5
  • July 5: noon to 11pm

In Valley City  bottle rockets are illegal to buy and sell in North Dakota. The use, detonation, or explosion of bottle rockets and roman candles is prohibited in Valley City.

Supervision is critical. Adults must take this responsibility seriously. Be strict on the proper use of fireworks. Alcohol and fireworks are a very dangerous combination. Choose an open space to set off the fireworks. Use a flat, heavy board on level ground with bricks to hold your aerial devices steady.

Keep spectators at a safe distance: 40 ft for aerial fireworks.
Have a bucket of water and a garden hose close by.
Have eye protection for those setting off the displays.
Wear clothing that will protect your skin.
Use a barbecue lighter or a punk to light your fireworks.
Do not try to light dud fireworks that did not go off.
Do not alter fireworks, and do not detonate using cans or glass bottles.
Put all used fireworks in a garbage can and wet down with the water hose.
Do not put the garbage can in the garage for the night.

Your enjoyment for the 4th can be a good one if you use good safety practices. There are many who wished they did because they are living with some very ugly scars. PLEASE USE YOUR FIREWORKS SAFELY.”