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Police issue fireworks code

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For those with questions regarding fireworks, below is the City Code that should answer all of your questions.

Sec. 10-218. Fireworks—Unlawful to explode.

Except as set out below, it shall be unlawful for any person to explode, fire, or set off, or allow to be exploded, fired, or set off, any firecrackers, Roman candles, sparklers, powder-loaded pinwheels, torpedoes, or any other article thought of as constituting “fireworks.”

Fireworks which may be lawfully purchased inside the city limits of the city, as specified in section 10-217 may be exploded, fired, or set off inside the city limits of the city on the following dates and times:

July 1 through July 5, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.; December 28 through December 30, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.; December 31 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight; and January 1 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

It shall at all times be unlawful for any person under the age of sixteen (16) years to use, explode or possess any fireworks within the city limits unless they are under the direct supervision of an adult of at least eighteen (18) years of age.

In addition to those times specified herein, and by a majority vote of those present and voting at any meeting of the city council, activities herein above prohibited may be authorized for a certain occasion or occasions.

(1963 Code, § 19-19.02; Ord. No. 31-2001-02, 11-1-01; Ord. No. 18-2002-03, 10-3-02; Ord. No. 59-2007-08, 1-3-08)

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