What the city code says about fireworks

You’re not supposed to shoot fireworks in city limits. That’s probably one of the most abused parts of the city code, but it’s in there.

The code says: "No person shall … use or explode any fireworks within the city limits." Toy paper caps containing not more than 0.25 of a grain of explosive composition per cap are exempted. Also, public displays are legal provided that a written permit is granted in advance from the City Council.

For more about fireworks, check out The Daily Republic’s stories today on fireworks aficionado Cam Starr and the Jaycees Fourth of July display.

4 thoughts on “What the city code says about fireworks

  1. Someday, there will be a fire.
    I have had trash all over my yard, and trash is already on bridges over the James River.
    We are carefully taught…….no one taught the parents to pick up after themselves, and they are not teaching their children. With fun comes responsibility……….CLEAN UP!

  2. I get a kick out of the city saying we can’t shoot fireworks in the city limits. Maybe the mayor should go out on the country roads and see the mess. The offenders would not leave that kind of mess in their own back yard. Well, maybe they wouldn’t. Fireworks are dangerous and often kids are using them without supervision. How many people have to be hurt before we decide it is time to leave the explosives to the experts?

  3. I love fireworks but agree that the slobs and reckless ones tend to ruin it for everyone!

  4. It would have been nice if the firworks had started at 10:30 like your article said. We missed the whole thing. Duk is one thing, but when you actually say something will start at “dusk or around 10:30” most people think 10:30. I really don’t know what you consider dusk and it wasn’t even very dark when the Jaycee display was shot off. We saw it from a distance around 9:50 and turned around and went home.

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