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N E W S   R E L E A S E


June 29, 2012






Renee Dallman, Communications Specialist



Fireworks illegal in James City County


In James City County, the use, possession, display, sale or storage of fireworks is illegal. This includes fireworks that were legally purchased elsewhere. Violators may be jailed up to twelve months and/or fined up to $2,500.


County residents who have purchased or are in possession of fireworks are encouraged to turn them in at any County Fire Station or call the Fire Marshal’s office at 757-220-0626 for assistance. Individuals voluntarily surrendering fireworks will not be criminally charged.

Fireworks displays conducted with a permit issued by the Fire Marshal’s Office are exempt.




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