8.20 – Fireworks and Explosives

8.20.010 – Requirements generally

  1. It is unlawful to sell, store, discharge or set off any fireworks or to give any pyrotechnic displayin the city, except in connection with public exhibitions as is herein provided.
  2. No public exhibition of fireworks or pyrotechnics shall be given unless a permit therefor is first secured from the mayor and city council thirty days before the time of such display. All such public displays shall be under the supervision of a competent person, and shall be superintended by the chief of the fire department or some other member of the fire department assigned to this duty by him.
  3. It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to sell, offer for sale, or keep for the purpose of selling, any fireworks in the city at any time.
(Prior code: § 27.301)

8.20.020 – Smoking prohibited

It is unlawful for any person in charge of such public displays to smoke any lighted pipe, cigarette or cigar at any time during such public display is going on or in the vicinity of materials to be used for such displays.

(Prior code: § 27.302)

8.20.030 – Manufacturing prohibited

It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to manufacture any fireworks in the City.

(Prior code: § 27.303)

8.20.040 – Bond requirement

No permit, as required in Section 8.20.010, shall be issued unless the applicant therefor has filed with the city clerk a public liability bond or policy bond in the sum of fifty thousand dollars conditioned to pay any damage to property or injury to persons that may result or accrue from the storage, handling or display of such pyrotechnics.

(Prior code: § 27.304)

8.20.050 – Storage of nitroglycerin and T.N.T. prohibited

It is unlawful to keep or store any nitroglycerine or the explosive commonly known as T.N.T. in the city in any quantities, excepting for medicinal or laboratory purposes and for such purposes no more than one quarter ounce shall be stored in any one building or premises.

(Prior code: § 27.305)

8.20.060 – Storage regulations

All explosives must be stored or kept in accordance with the provisions of the statutes related thereto.

(Prior code: § 27.306)

8.20.070 – Violation - Penalty

Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than five hundred dollars for each offense, and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.

(Prior code: § 27.307)