Oviedo leaders propose moratorium on permits for fireworks sales

Moratorium would last until October

OVIEDO, Fla. – Oviedo city leader discussed a plan Monday night to institute a moratorium on permitting fireworks sales within the city.

The moratorium would lapse in October, but leaders could cancel it sooner than that.

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It would not allow new permits to be issued for tent sales of fireworks or even sparklers.

City leaders said the move is in response to a company getting a permit to sell sparklers but it ended up selling fireworks not covered by that permit.

Oviedo will hold a public hearing on the proposed temporary ban later in April.

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