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A. It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot, fire, buy, sell at retail, fireworks of any kind or other devices for firing fireworks of any kind within the City limits of the City; provided, however, that this chapter shall not pertain to professional fireworks displays supervised by a pyrotechnician. It shall be unlawful for any person to possess fireworks of any kind, or devices for firing fireworks of any kind, within the City limits unless the following conditions are met:
1. The person possessing said fireworks is eighteen (18) years of age or older.
2. The retail value of the fireworks in said person's possession does not exceed the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00).
3. Said fireworks are possessed by said person during the period of time that the State allows fireworks to be sold at retail to the public.
B. The storage or sale of fireworks at wholesale is prohibited except by permit from the commission issued for a period of one year. Application for a permit must be filed with the Fire Chief of the City at least thirty (30) days prior to issuance of the permit, and said application must give detailed description of the proposed care and storage of said materials, and of the structural condition and occupancy of the building to be used for storage.
Permits for the storage or sale of fireworks at wholesale may be issued only after inspection of the premises by the Fire Chief or his authorized agent who shall file with the commission and with the Fire Department a certificate of approval or disapproval and the reasons therefor. (Ord. 3238, 1-8-2018)