Fireworks

Limitations and prohibition of sale and use.

A. No fireworks may be sold except between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. each day during the period from June 20th through July 6th of each year.

B. No person shall discharge, ignite, or explode any article of fireworks except between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. during the period from June 20th through July 6th of each year and between the hours of 10:00 a.m. on July 4th and 12:00 (midnight) on July 4th of each year and the evening of the board of aldermen approved community fireworks display.

C. No person shall sell, distribute, possess, use, ignite, or allow to be ignited any aerial fireworks within the city. However, this prohibition shall not apply to public fireworks displays for which a permit has been issued pursuant to Section 8.06.060 of the Code.

D. No person under the age of seventeen (17) years of age shall possess, discharge, ignite, or explode any article of fireworks within the city unless under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian.

E. No person under the age of seventeen (17) years of age shall purchase or attempt to purchase any of the fireworks described in this chapter or present or offer to any person purported proof of age which is false, fraudulent, or not actually his or her own for the purpose of purchasing any such fireworks.

F. No person shall discharge, ignite, or explode any article of fireworks in any municipal park in the city at any time unless such person has received specific written authorization from the mayor and board of aldermen. For the purpose of this section, municipal park shall mean any real estate owned by the city located within its corporate boundaries, whether or not solely dedicated to recreational use.

G. Nothing in this section shall limit activities specifically allowed by permit issued under Section 8.06.060.

H. The use of sky lanterns is prohibited.

I. The fire chief, police chief, or their designee, in the interest of public safety, may issue an order prohibiting discharge of fireworks as described in this section within the city limits of the city. During the time set forth in such order, it shall be unlawful for any person to discharge fireworks in the area designated in the fire chief's order.

Fireworks City Ordinances