The personal use of fireworks is legal on private property in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough on New Year's Eve only beginning at 6 pm and ending at 1 am on January 1. Please be courteous to your neighbors and follow the rules. Fines are up to $500.
The three cities have different rules. Check their websites.
City of Wasilla: https://www.cityofwasilla.com/Home/Components/News/News/11099/26
City of Houston: https://www.houstonak.com/
City of Palmer: https://www.palmerak.org/fireworks
Borough Restrictions on Fireworks
You cannot shoot off fireworks in these restricted areas:
- Within one thousand two hundred fifty (1,250') feet of any health care facility or assisted living facility, library or school.
- Within five hundred (500') feet of any automotive service station or other premises where flammable liquids or gases are stored.
- Within or from any structure or vehicles.
The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch an authorized public display. If you choose to discharge fireworks, remember these tips.
- Always check with the Fire Department, Alaska Division of Forestry and Alaska State Troopers to make sure special bans on fireworks and/or burning are not in effect.
- Always follow the directions
- Have a sober adult present
- Use only outdoors and do not use them near dry grass or other flammable materials
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person or an animal
- Do not carry them in your pockets, and keep water handy
Remember, fireworks can cause wildfires and serious personal injury.
To reach Code Compliance call 907-861-7822. Go here for more information on fireworks in the Mat-Su Borough.