Sec. 74-221. – Fireworks.
(a)Fireworks defined: The term fireworks shall mean and include any explosive composition, or any substance or combination of substances, or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect of a temporary exhibitional nature by explosion, combustion, deflagration or detonation, and shall include blank cartridges, toy cannons, in which explosives are used, the type of balloons which require fire underneath to propel the same, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, Roman candles, bombs, or other fireworks of like construction and any fireworks containing any explosive compound, or any tablets or other device containing any explosive substance, or containing combustible substances producing visual effects, provided, however, that the term “fireworks” shall not include snake or glow worm pellets, smoke devices, trick noisemakers known as “party poppers,” “booby traps,” “snappers,” “trick matches,” “cigarette loads” and “auto burglar alarms,” sparklers, toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns or other devices in which paper or plastic caps containing 25 hundredths grains or less of explosive compound are used, providing they are so constructed that the hand cannot come in contact with the cap when in place for the explosion, and toy pistol paper or plastic caps which contain less than twenty hundredths grains of explosive mixture, the sale and use of which shall be permitted at all times.(b)Sale, use or explosion prohibited. Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, co-partnership, or corporation to knowingly possess, offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail, or use or explode any fireworks, provided that the corporate authorities grant permits for supervised public displays of fireworks. Every such display shall be handled by a competent individual who is licensed as a lead pyrotechnic operator. Application for permits shall be made in writing at least 15 days in advance of the date of the display. After such privilege shall have been granted, sales, possession, use and distribution of fireworks for such display shall be lawful for that purpose only. No permit granted shall be transferable.
No permit shall be required, under the provisions of this section, for supervised public displays by the city.