MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - New Year's Eve celebrations wouldn't be the same without a good fireworks display, but the city of Montgomery is reminding citizens that it is illegal to have them in the city limits.
A permit must be obtained to "possess, store, offer for sale, sale at retail, use or explode any fireworks within the Police Jurisdiction of the City of Montgomery..."
Also, the city is warning those who wish to fire a gun into the air in celebration to avoid doing so. It also is illegal.
Police officers will be out during the celebration and officials say they will respond to calls related to violations of the fireworks and firearms ordinances during New Years Eve.
Fireworks ordinance fines can be as high as $500 while firearms ordinance violations will result in arrest, up to 6 months imprisonment and fines of up to $500.