This story was initially revealed in 2019 and has been up to date.
Maine legalized fireworks years in the past, however that doesn’t imply anybody in Maine can set them off come July 4.
The Maine Legislature legalized the sale and use of fireworks on the state degree in 2012, however the laws additionally permits for municipalities to undertake their very own ordinances and restrictions. In 2017, the Legislature prolonged that proper to Maine plantations as effectively.
Since then, about 50 municipalities have outright prohibited the use and sale of fireworks, whereas practically 60 have ordinances limiting each. Two municipalities, Sanford and Frye Island, prohibit the use however not the sale of fireworks.
The map beneath particulars the place every city stands primarily based on its coloured marker: Purple means the sale and use of fireworks are prohibited, orange means use is prohibited and yellow means there are restrictions on each. If a city doesn’t have a marker, which means it follows state pointers.
Clicking on a marker may even reveal when the native ordinance was enacted. You could find extra info relating to particular person municipality ordinances right here.
Supply: Maine.gov, final up to date July 2, 2021.
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