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Posted on: June 17, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE FIREWORK ORDINANCE

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FIREWORKSFireworks Ordinance

Have a safe, happy Fourth of July!


In planning for Independence Day celebrations, please refer to the Municipal Ordinance regarding fireworks below. 

 

7-512. Use restricted.

The following restrictions shall apply for the use of fireworks within the corporate limits of the City of Cookeville:

  • Except as permitted under § 7-509 of this chapter, the use of fireworks shall be restricted to D. O. T. Class C common fireworks as defined by Tennessee Code Annotated, title 68, chapter 104. The sale of "bottle" rockets with an explosive cartridge under the size of two (2) inches in length is expressly prohibited.
  • It shall be unlawful to use or explode any fireworks within the corporate limits of the City of Cookeville except from July 1st until July 5th and from December 28th until January 2nd of any given year.
  • It shall be unlawful to use or explode fireworks within the corporate limits of the City of Cookeville earlier than 9:00 AM or later than 10:00 PM, with the exception of July 4th on which the time shall be no later than 12:00 AM and New Year's Eve on which the time shall be no later than 1:00 AM.
  • It shall be unlawful to offer for sale or to sell any fireworks to children under the age of sixteen (16) years of age.
  • It shall be unlawful to offer for sale or to sell any fireworks to any intoxicated or seemingly irresponsible person.
  • It shall be unlawful to explode or ignite fireworks on or onto another person's property unless permission is obtained from the owner or occupant of said property.
  • It shall be unlawful to explode or ignite fireworks within six hundred (600) feet of any church, hospital, funeral home, public or private school, or within two-hundred (200) feet of where fireworks are stored, sold, or offered for sale.
  • It shall be unlawful to ignite or discharge fireworks from or within a motor vehicle. It shall be unlawful for any person to place or throw any ignited article of fireworks into or at a motor vehicle, or at or near any person or group of persons.

(as added by Ord. #003-10-19, Dec. 2003)

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