City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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Fireworks Ordinance

Last year, the City of Bettendorf updated the ordinance for fireworks within the city limits.  Consumer fireworks are restricted to July 3 and July 4 from 2:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. each day.

Residents are allowed to shoot off fireworks on their own property or have permission from the property owner. Individuals may not shoot off fireworks on public property, streets, or in city parks. This includes Middle Park during the fireworks display. 

Fireworks outside of the approved dates and times will not be allowed and the offender is subject to a fine.  The fines are as follows: first offense $250.00, second offense $400.00, and third or more offenses $625.00. Both adults and minors are subject to fines for violating the fireworks ordinance.

If fireworks are being used at a residence and the person responsible for setting off the fireworks does not come forward, the homeowner will be cited for Disorderly House, 5-5A-7 of the City Code, with a fine up to $625.00.

This ordinance will be strictly enforced by the Bettendorf Police Department.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chief Keith Kimball at or 563-344-4020.