Friday June 26, 2020 10:23 AM



June 26, 2020


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On Friday, July 3rd, City Hall and Parks Department administration office will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday. On Saturday, July 4th, the Owensboro Transit System will not be operating. Sanitation service will remain on schedule.


The City of Owensboro encourages everyone to exercise safe firework handling this Fourth of July holiday.  Under City Ordinance 16-2011, fireworks can generally be used between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. and to the extended hour of midnight on July 3rd and 4th. No one under the age of 18 may use them at any time. They cannot be used within 200 feet of any structure or motor vehicle (whether operational or not). The full ordinance is available on the City’s website at


Additional firework safety tips:

  • Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Read and follow all instructions on the label.
  • Before lighting fireworks, make sure that other people are out of range.
  • Light fireworks on a flat surface.
  • Keep water close by at all times when fireworks are being used.


Please enjoy a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday!




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