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Chapter 9.64


9.64.005    Definitions

9.64.010    Limiting the Sales of Fireworks

9.64.020    Limiting the Discharge of Fireworks

9.64.030    Public Display of Fireworks

9.64.040    Violation and Penalty

9.64.005 Definitions.

Consumer Fireworks. Any small device designed to produce visible effects by combustion and which must comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations of the United States consumer product safety commission, as set forth in 16 C.F.R. parts 1500 and 1507 and including some small devices designed to produce audible effects, such as whistling devices, ground devices containing 50 mg or less of explosive materials, and aerial devices containing 130 mg or less of explosive materials and classified as fireworks UN0336 by the United States Department of Transportation at 49 C.F.R. Sec. 172.101. (Ord. 665, Sec. 1, 2002)

9.64.010 Limiting the Sales of Fireworks.

(a)    The sale of consumer fireworks is prohibited within the City of Lake Stevens except on the dates and times for each year for the Fourth of July as follows:

(1)    June 28: 12:00 noon to 11:00 p.m.

(2)    June 29 – July 4: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

(b)    Separate fireworks stand permits are required for the Fourth of July. Fireworks stand permits are issued in accordance with the requirements of Title 14 (Land Use Code).

(c)    The operator of a fireworks stand shall provide a flyer to all purchasers of fireworks which identifies the dates and times in which discharge of fireworks is allowed within the City of Lake Stevens. The Police Department will develop the flyer, which will be attached to all land use permits issued for fireworks stands. The operator shall be responsible for reproducing and distributing the flyer to purchasers. (Ord. 774, Sec. 1, 2008; Ord. 665, Sec. 2, 2002; Ord. 485, 1995)

9.64.020 Limiting the Discharge of Fireworks.

The use of consumer fireworks is prohibited within the City of Lake Stevens except on the dates and times for each year as follows:

(a)    For the Fourth of July: July 4: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight.

(b)    Religious and private organizations may use consumer fireworks at other dates and times during the year, provided the requirements of RCW 70.77.311(2) are met. (Ord. 774, Sec. 2, 2008; Ord. 665, Sec. 2, 2002; Ord. 552, 1997)

9.64.030 Public Display of Fireworks.

(a)    Permit Required. No public display of fireworks made pursuant to Chapter 70.77 RCW may be made without first obtaining the necessary State license(s) and permit(s) from the City of Lake Stevens.

(b)    The fee for a public display permit shall be set by Council resolution.

(c)    Issuance - Nontransferable - Voiding. Each public display permit issued pursuant to this chapter shall be valid only for the specific authorized public display event only, shall be used only by the designated permittee, and shall be nontransferable. Any transfer or unauthorized use of a permit is a violation of this chapter and shall void the permit in addition to all other sanctions that may be provided by the City Code. (Ord. 665, Sec. 3, 2002)

9.64.040 Violation and Penalty.

Unless otherwise provided, any person convicted of violating the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or by imprisonment in jail for a term not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 774, Sec. 3, 2008)