Sec. 34-5. Sale
and use of fireworks.
Except as hereinafter provided, no person shall offer
for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail, keep with
intent to sell at retail, use or explode any fireworks
within the city.
On the dates of July 3 through July 5 of each year,
between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., the use
of fireworks shall be permitted, with the exception of
any aerial fireworks device attached to a stick commonly
referred to as a "bottle rocket," or any other similar
device, regardless of its name.
With the exception of fireworks used or exploded by the
city for purposes of a public display, no fireworks
shall be used or discharged on any city owned property.
No fireworks shall be used or exploded on private
property without the property owner's consent.
The mayor and/or the fire chief shall have the authority
to permit the use of fireworks on dates other than July
3 through July 5 for special or extraordinary events
sponsored by governmental, educational, religious,
civic, benevolent or charitable organizations after all
provisions of NFPA 1123 have been met and a special
permit has been obtained from the office of the mayor.
If any such permits are issued, the displays must be
supervised by a competent operator, who has been
approved by the fire chief, and shall be of such a
nature and must be located, discharged or fired so as
not to be hazardous to property or endanger any person.
No such display shall be allowed except between the
hours of 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
The mayor or his designee shall be authorized to suspend
the discharge of fireworks permitted under this
ordinance if in the opinion of the fire chief, the
suspension of the discharge of fireworks is necessary to
maintain public safety.
Persons possessing or using fireworks in violation of
this section shall be punished by a fine and/or public
service not to exceed ten days. In addition, a law
enforcement or code compliance officer is authorized to
seize all fireworks from persons violating the terms of
(Code 1997, § 78-12; Ord. No. 03-72, §§ 1—7, 8-26-2003;
Ord. No. 08-57, § 1, 5-13-2008)
State law reference— Fireworks,
A.C.A. § 20-22-701 et seq.; criminal acts involving
explosives, A.C.A. § 5-73-108.