Yes, there was a fireworks ban for the area south of 18th Street and east of Agate Street. The ban was set to expire on December 31, 2022 before the city-wide ban was approved by City Council on September 26, 2022.
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The ban takes effect on October 29, 2022, 30 days after Mayor Lucy Vinis signed Council ordinance #20674
All consumer fireworks are banned. People can’t sell, purchase or use fireworks within the city limits of Eugene. Examples include sparklers, fountains, ground spinners and smoke devices.
The ban applies to all areas within the Eugene city limits.
The penalty for violating the ordinance is a maximum penalty of a $500 fine.
No, the ban applies to fireworks that are used within city limits, as well as sold or purchased within city limits
Commercial fireworks displays, approved in advance by the City Manager or approved designee, can still take place between the dates of July 3 – 5.
The state prohibits the possession, use, or sale of any firework that flies into the air, explodes, or travels more than 12 feet horizontally on the ground. Fireworks commonly called bottle rockets, Roman candles, and firecrackers also are illegal in Oregon without a permit.
Yes, fireworks amnesty days will likely continue. The Metro Explosives Disposal Team holds the fireworks amnesty day each year in Eugene and Springfield providing residents the opportunity to safely turn in fireworks without being cited.