Lafayette Consolidated Government has rules and regulations about fireworks.

LCG's rules say that, "the possession, use, handling, sales or the ignition of any fireworks within a city’s limits is strictly prohibited." That's part of a statement sent out in Lafayette City Parish Council woman Liz Hebert's letter to constituents.

You can celebrate the Fourth of July by using fireworks in the unincorporated areas of the parish, so that covers where you can use them, but what about when you can use them?

Hebert's letter states, "beginning at noon on June 25 through 10:00 p.m. July 5. Fireworks may be used, set off and shot in the unincorporated areas from 8 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. during this eleven day period and until 1:00 a.m. on July 4."

So now you know both the when and where you can use fireworks in Lafayette Parish, but you should also put the safety of your family, friends and neighbors in the forefront of your activities.  Click here for safety tips from Louisiana State Fire Marshall Butch Browning's office.