As a year closes out, area residents tend to light up the skies with fireworks displays both quaint and grandiose. But there are restrictions: While most of Lafayette Parish allows fireworks displays throughout the holiday season, for example, the City of Lafayette explicitly bans them.

Most areas outside of Lafayette Parish allow fireworks except for within city limits, as is the case in Abbeville, Crowley and Opelousas; yet Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville allow fireworks on both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day except for in downtown areas. If unsure, law enforcement officials recommend contacting local fire departments before setting off the colorful explosions.

Below is a complete list of fireworks regulations within Lafayette Parish.

Broussard: Allowed through Jan. 1 from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. On New Year's Eve, fireworks are allowed until 1 a.m.

Carencro: Allowed through Jan. 1 from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. On New Year's Eve, fireworks are allowed until 1 a.m.

Duson: Allowed through Jan. 1 from noon-10 p.m. On New Year's Eve, fireworks are allowed until 1 a.m. No bottle rockets are allowed on public or private property.

Lafayette: No fireworks allowed within the city limits.

Scott: Allowed on New Year's Eve from 10 a.m. through 2 a.m. that night.

Youngsville: Allowed noon-9 p.m. till Jan. 2. On New Year's Eve, fireworks are allowed until 1 a.m.

Unincorporated Lafayette Parish:  Allowed through Jan. 1 from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. On New Year's Eve, fireworks are allowed until 1 a.m.