Friday, June 26, 2009

Fireworks Ordinance


As the fireworks season approaches, the City of Spartanburg would like to remind all Spartanburg residents of the City's fireworks ordinances.

Sec. 13-113. Fireworks.
(a) It shall be unlawful within the limits of the city, for any person to sell or expose for sale, keep, store, maintain, have in possession, transport, give or pass any squibs, torpedoes, firecracker or any other type or form of fireworks, including salutes, Roman candles, fountains, balloons carrying any lighted substance, cannon, cane, sky rockets, bombs or other similar articles of fireworks, which will be fired, lighted, ignited, set off or thrown. Cap pistols and caps for same are expressly excluded from the operation of this section.

(b) Before any fireworks will be permitted for public exhibition in connection with fairs or other special celebrations, permission shall first be obtained from the city manager, and such fireworks shall be under the supervision of an expert, who shall be present in order to handle, maintain or fire same, and in such case of exhibition, the parties in charge of same shall be held strictly responsible for any damage to person or property resulting from the use of such fireworks. All fireworks being held in storage for special exhibition shall be in a closed wooden box until they are used.

(c) All public exhibitions of fireworks permitted under this section shall be concluded not later than 10:00 p.m.

(d) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

The fine for ignoring this ordinance is $262.00. Please help the Police and Fire departments to make this Independence Day safe by observing the fireworks ordinances.
For additional information contact Lt. Tim Suber at 864.596.2224 or