HANNIBAL, Mo — The Hannibal Police Department has started to experience an increase in reports of fireworks being discharged. With the upcoming July 4 holiday approaching, more reports are anticipated.
Officers are obligated to take enforcement action on those individuals found discharging fireworks. City ordinance prohibits the sale, use or discharge of any firecrackers or fireworks within the city limits. People ticketed for discharging fireworks can be fined up to $130 if found guilty in municipal court.
People also should be aware damage caused by discharging fireworks can carry a separate penalty, both civil and criminal.
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