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City Ordinance on Fireworks

June 24, 2014
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firework_ordinanceIt’s that time of year again! The Fourth of July is just around the corner and fireworks sales are on the rise. Before you plan to set off any fireworks, Mayor Mark Senter asks you to please review the City of Plymouth’s ordinance concerning Consumer Fireworks. He said, “When using any type of fireworks please use extreme caution. Keep children clear of the area the fireworks are being discharged and discard used fireworks properly.”
In the city ordinance it specifically states, “Consumer fireworks shall not be purchased by persons less than 18 years of age.” The ordinance also limits the use and possess of fireworks by minors and says, “Persons less than 18 years of age shall only possess or use fireworks when an adult is present to supervise.”
Plymouth’s ordinance on fireworks states that fireworks shall exclusively be used on the user’s property; or the property of someone who has consented to the use of fireworks on their property. Other locations can be authorized by special permit as a special discharge location by the State Fire Marshal.
Consumer fireworks may not be used, ignited, or discharged within the corporate limits of the City of Plymouth except during the following times:
Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 2 hours after sunset on June 29, June 30, July 1, July 2, July 3, July 5, July 6, July 7, July 8 and July 9;
Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight on July 4; and
Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. on December 31 and 1:00 a.m. on Janu02321ary 1.
Retailers may not sell consumer fireworks within the City of Plymouth until the retailer has met all pertinent requirements and has obtained a certificate of compliance from the State Fire Marshal. A certificate of compliance issued to a retailer of consumer fireworks is not transferable except to a subsequent owner or operator of a business at the same location in accordance with the policies and guidelines of the State Fire Marshal.
The penalty portion of the Plymouth ordinance on fireworks states: If any person, entity, or organization shall violate any provisions of this chapter, then such person, entity, or organization shall be subject to a fine of $100 per violation. Each day of such unlawful activity as is prohibited herein shall be deemed a separate offense.
Any questions, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 574-936-6717

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