4th of July

Mayor Greg Cromer, the members of the Slidell City Council and Police Chief Randy Fandal would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day weekend!

In observation of Independence Day, city offices will be closed on Friday, July 3. Essential personnel will remain on duty. If Slidell residents experience problems with their water or sewer service, they should call the City Services 24-hour emergency hotline at (985) 643-6140.

Just a reminder, it is illegal to buy, sell or shoot fireworks in the City of Slidell limits.

City of Slidell Code of Ordinances: Sec. 14-35. – Fireworks.

(a) Defined. The term “pyrotechnics,” whenever used in this section, shall be held to mean any sparkler, squib, rocket, firecracker, Roman candle, signal lights, fireworks, or other devices or composition used to obtain visible or audible pyrotechnic display.

(b) Possession or sale. It shall be unlawful for any person to have, keep, store, use, manufacture, offer to sell, handle or transport any pyrotechnics within the corporate limits except as provided in this section; it being the intention of this section to prohibit the sale of,

distribution of or discharge of pyrotechnics of any kind or description whatsoever within the corporate limits. The use of indoor pyrotechnics is prohibited within the corporate limits.

(c) Exceptions. Nothing contained in this section shall be held to apply to:
(1) The possession or use of signaling devices for current daily consumption by railroads, trucks or vessels requiring them.
(2) Pyrotechnic display of fireworks in public parks or other open places, where a permit for such display has been issued by the fire chief of St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District No. 1.
(3) The possession, sale or use of normal stacks of flashlight compositions by photographers or dealers in photographic supplies.

(Code 1966, § 9-78; Ord. No. 3483, § 5, 7-22-2008; Ord. No. 3549, 10-13-2009)

Have a happy and safe Independence Day weekend!