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Sec. 78-12. Sale and use of fireworks.

(1)   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 of Rogers, Arkansas.

(2)   On the dates of July 3, July 4, and 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.
(3)   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.

(4)   No fireworks shall be used or exploded on private property without the property owner's consent.

(5)   The fire chief shall permit the use of fireworks for a public display when all provisions of NFPA 1123 are met and after all necessary permits have been issued. If any such permit is issued, any such display shall be handled by a competent operator approved by the fire chief, and shall be of such character and so located, discharged or fired so as not to be hazardous to property or endanger any person. No such permit shall be authorized except between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on July 1 throughJuly 4 of any year.

(6)   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.

(7)   Persons possessing or using fireworks in violation of this section shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $200.00 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 this section.
(Ord. No. 03-72, 1--7, 8-26-03)

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