ARTICLE III. FIREWORKS

SECTION 205.210: DEFINITION

For purposes of this Article, the following word is defined as follows:

FIREWORKS: Any combustible or explosive composition or substance or combination of substances or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, or detonation or deflagration. (CC 1979 §66.005; Ord. No. 67 §1, 6-22-87)

SECTION 205.220: SALE PROHIBITED, EXCEPTION

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale any type or kind of fireworks within the corporate limits of the City except permissible items of consumer fireworks, as defined by State law, may be sold at retail by the holder of a valid permit during the selling period of the twentieth (20th) day of June through the tenth (10th) day of July and the twentieth (20th) day of December through the second (2nd) day of January.

B. A permit for the sale of fireworks at a specified location within the corporate limits of the City shall be issued to the holder of a valid State permit unless the Fire Chief or other designated official determines sale from that location to be unsafe or in violation of State or Federal restrictions on the sale of fireworks.

C. The fee for a permit issued by the City for the retail sale of fireworks within the corporate limits shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00). (CC 1979 §66.010; Ord. No. 393 §A, 5-12-08)

SECTION 205.230: DISCHARGE PROHIBITED IN CERTAIN AREAS, AT CERTAIN TIMES

It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge or shoot any type of fireworks or firecrackers:

1. On any day other than July fourth (4th), Independence Day;

2. At any time in or on any public street, public sidewalk, public park, public grounds, or within the business district of the City.

a. Provided, that the Board of Aldermen, by resolution, may permit the discharge or shooting of fireworks or firecrackers on public or private property within the business district on July fourth (4th) if the same is a public display for which no admission charge is collected and if the same is sponsored and conducted by a local organization.

3. The Board of Aldermen may allow public displays on a day other than July fourth (4th) by resolution or motion of the Board. (CC 1979 §66.020)

SECTION 205.240: DISCHARGE PROHIBITED DURING DISPLAY

It shall be unlawful for any person to explode any fireworks within two thousand (2,000) feet of the City of Stockton's fireworks display from 8:00 P.M. until 10:30 P.M. on July fourth (4th) or on any other such night the City of Stockton shall designate for the City of Stockton's fireworks display. (CC 1979 §66.030; Ord. No. 67 §2, 6-22-87)

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