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Posted on: June 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Consumer Fireworks Sales in City of Newton


Newton City Council voted in 2017 to limit the usage and sale of fireworks. All consumer fireworks sales will need to conform to all applicable Building, Site Plan and Zoning Ordinances of the City of Newton. Those interested in selling fireworks will need to start the permitting process with Planning & Zoning. They can be contacted at (641) 792-6622.

Consumer fireworks sales shall only be conducted in accordance with dates and times designated by Iowa Code Section 727.2.

Approved consumer fireworks sales meeting the requirements set forth by city code will be allowed as explained below:

  • An approved permanent structure or building between June 1 and July 8 and from December 10 until January 3.
  • An approved temporary structure between June 13 and July 8.

More information is available in Chapter 135 of the Newton, Iowa Code of Ordinances.

As a reminder, while fireworks can be purchased until July 8, citizens within Newton city limits may discharge fireworks only on July 4 from 8 P.M. to 11 P.M. 

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