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The fire commissioner may, upon due application, issue a permit to a properly qualified person for giving a display of fireworks on privately owned property. The applicant shall give written notice to the alderman of the affected ward ten days prior to the date of application for such permit. The application shall be filed with the fire commissioner, and shall include the following information: (1) the written consent of the alderman of the affected ward; (2) the written consent of the owner of the property where the applicant proposes to give the display; (3) proof that the applicant is in compliance with all provisions of the Illinois Pyrotechnic Operator Licensing Act, as amended; (4) proof that the applicant is in compliance with the Illinois Fireworks Use Act, as amended; and (5) proof of commercial general liability insurance, in an amount not less than $1,000,000.00 per occurrence for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage, issued by an insurer authorized to insure in Illinois. The City of Chicago and its officers and employees shall be named as additional insured on a primary, noncontributory basis for any liability arising directly or indirectly from the permittee's operations. The insurance policy shall provide for notice to the fire commissioner no less than 72 hours prior to cancellation or lapse of coverage. If the proposed location of the display is licensed for the retail sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises, the applicant shall also include proof of the licensee's compliance with Section 6-32(a) of the Illinois Liquor Control Act, as amended. No display of fireworks shall be permitted between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. In no case shall any display of fireworks be conducted unless the site meets safety standards set by the fire commissioner. The fire commissioner shall promulgate such safety standards as needed to determine if a proposed site has the proper safety equipment, personnel and procedures necessary to conduct a fireworks display. The safety standards shall be no less stringent than those adopted by the state fire marshal. The fire commissioner may impose additional specific conditions related to unique conditions of the property where an indoor display is proposed.
(Prior code § 90-53; Amend Coun. J. 12-13-95, p. 13845; Amend Coun. J. 2-10-99, p. 89142; Amend Coun. J. 9-4-03, p. 6950, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 10-28-15, p. 11951, Art. VI, § 47; Amend Coun. J. 5-18-16, p. 24131, § 88; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-16, p. 37901, Art. II, § 51)