Mat-Su Borough residents who live outside city limits are free to shoot off fireworks on private property to ring in the new year.
A Dec. 30 notice from the borough clarifies that using fireworks will be legal “only on New Year’s Eve beginning at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31 and ending at 1 a.m. on Jan. 1.”
It encourages residents to be courteous to neighbors, and reminds them that violations come with a $500 fine.
In addition, the City of Wasilla is holding its annual New Year’s fireworks display in Iditapark next to Wonderland Park between Nelson Ave, and Weber Drive on Dec. 31, at 8 p.m.
Mat-Su Borough Restrictions on private fireworks
- Fireworks cannot be used within 1,250 feet of any health care facility, assisted living facility, library or school.
- Fireworks cannot be used within 500 feet of any automotive service station or other premises where flammable liquids or gases are stored.
- Fireworks cannot be used within or from any structure or vehicles.
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