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Deadline looms for Oahu firecracker permits

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 2:51 p.m. HST, Dec 20, 2013

This story has been clarified. See below.

Today is the last day for Oahu residents to purchase New Year's Eve firecracker permits at satellite city hall offices around the island.

The $25 permits will be available until 4:30 p.m.

Under the city's fireworks ordinance, permits are required to buy firecrackers from licensed retailers. One permit allows for the purchase of up to 5,000 non-aerial individual firecracker units between 2:01 a.m. on Thursday and midnight on Dec. 31.

Firecrackers can only be set off on Oahu from 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Meanwhile, on Kauai, officials are reminding Garden Isle residents that $25 firecracker applications are still available at the Kauai Fire Department headquarters in the Piikoi building of the Lihue Civic Center weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Unlike Honolulu, which stops sale of firecracker permits 10 days before the permitted holiday, Kauai permits wil be available until Dec. 31, officials said.

Fireworks on Kauai can only be ignited on private property from 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. on Jan. 1.


The original story said that firecracker permits would be available at satellite city hall offices on Oahu until 4:30 p.m. today. Most satellite city hall offices close at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, the mayor's office has extended the hours of these offices until 4:30 p.m. today to accommodate those seeking permits.

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