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Posted on: December 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Welcome the New Year safely

Image with text: New Year Safety Tips

As 2022 comes to an end, the City wishes everyone in the community a happy New Year, and a reminder to celebrate safely. 


  • All fireworks are prohibited in Eugene (Council ordinance #20674).
  • Be social media smart: posting your location can alert would-be burglars that you’re not home.
  • Don’t leave your beverage unattended at a bar or party.
  • Drive responsibly:
    • Before drinking, choose a non-drinking friend as a designated driver.
    • Don’t let your friends drive impaired.
    • If you have been drinking, call a ride service.
    • If you’re hosting a party where alcohol will be served, make sure all guests leave with a sober driver.
  • Always wear your seat belt – it’s your best defense against impaired drivers.
  • Drivers who suspect dangerous or possible DUII drivers are encouraged to call 911 to support this effort. 

The Eugene City Council voted 6-2 to ban the sale and use of personal fireworks within city limits during its September 26, 2022 meeting and the ban went into effect on October 29, 2022. It is illegal to sell, use, light, detonate or display any consumer fireworks anywhere in the city at any time (Council ordinance #20674). Examples include sparklers, fountains, ground spinners and smoke devices.  


The penalty for violating the ordinance is a maximum penalty of a $500 fine. To report the use of fireworks, please download the Fireworks Reporting app, available for iPhone and Android users.  


For more information on the fireworks ban, check out our FAQ.

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