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Fire­works in City Limits

June 22, 2020

As summer comes around and we celebrate America's independence please keep in mind the ordinance Knob Noster has in place (Municipal Code 210.560) that prohibits the manufacture, display, sale, storage, or discharge of fireworks within City limits. The term "fireworks" includes explosive devices designed primarily to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, deflagration, or detonation. This term includes aerial devices containing no more than two (2) grains (130 mg) of explosive composition or ground devices containing no more than 50 mg of explosive composition, all of which are classified as class C explosives by regulation of the United States Department of Transportation. This term also includes explosive devices designed primarily to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, deflagration or detonation. This term includes devices containing more than two grains (130 mg) of explosive composition intended for public display. These devices are classified as class B explosives by regulation of the United States Department of Transportation. Any person who causes or allows the provisions of this Section to be violated, shall be guilty of an ordinance violation, who, upon the conviction of which, shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00), nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). Additionally, all stocks of fireworks exposed for display or sale, stored or which are within the proximity of fireworks discharged in violation of this Section, are hereby declared contraband, subject to seizure and destruction, at the expense of the possessor.