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Red Oak City Ordinance on fireworks

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Firework rules and regulations

 

PROHIBITION OF FIREWORKS OR NOVELTIES USE. The City may prohibit use of fireworks when an increased fire danger is present, or for any other good cause-posing hazard to the City or property of its residents.

 

First-Class Consumer Fireworks and Second-Class Consumer Fireworks may be used only on July 4 beginning at 1:00 P.M. and ending at 11:00 P.M.

 

Fireworks shall be discharged a minimum of fifty (50) feet from any structure at the location where discharged.

 

ADULTS ONLY. No person under the age of 18 years shall discharge a first-class consumer fireworks or second-class consumer fireworks without supervision.

 

INTOXICATION. A person under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or drugs shall discharge NO fireworks.

 

UNSAFE OR RECKLESS USE. No person shall discharge fireworks in an unsafe or reckless manner or with the intent to cause injury, death, fire or property damage either to the person’s property or that of a third party.

 

OPEN FLAME DEVICE. Open flame devices shall not be released into the air, unless the device after release remains connected to a person able to retrieve the device during or after use.

 

PUBLIC PROPERTY USE RESTRICTIONS. It is unlawful for any person to use fireworks upon public property within the City, unless upon application and permit therefore issued by the City. This use restriction includes, but is not limited to, use of fireworks upon City parks, street rights-of-way, sidewalks, recreational trail areas and the adjoining easement area thereto, and upon other easement areas granted to the City.