In observance of Independence Day, the city of West Fargo will close Friday, July 3.

To accommodate the holiday, garbage collection will be moved to Thursday, July 2. Recycling services remain unchanged.

All government buildings, including city hall, the public library, sanitation, public works and the transfer station will be closed July 3. The West Fargo Police and Fire Department will be in full operation but buildings will be closed to the public.

The fire department reminds residents that any individual who is at least 12 years of age may use, explode or possess any retail fireworks within the limits of the city of West Fargo from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Friday, July 4.

The city prohibits the use of fireworks on public property, including but not limited to, park property, city or county property, school property or federally owned property without prior written authorization from the governing board or authorized representative of the public entity, which owns or controls the property. The use of sky lanterns are illegal and all other fireworks shall be limited to a 1.4G firework.