The Urbandale Police Department is offering a reminder of its zero-tolerance fireworks policy as the July Fourth Holiday nears.
Officers will be ready to respond to citizen complaints regarding illegal fireworks. Police say any violators identified will be issued citations for a simple misdemeanor.
The city grants a special permit to a licensed fireworks vendor to legally provide the fireworks display on July Fourth.
In Iowa, most fireworks are illegal. Only snakes, sparklers, and caps are allowed.