Please read the Siloam Springs Code of Ordinances on the use of Fireworks inside the city limits. this information may be found here.
(1) On the dates of July 1 through July 3 of each year, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., on the date of July 4 of each year, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., and on the dates of December 31 at 12:00 p.m. through January 1 at 1:00 a.m., the use of fireworks shall be permitted, with the exception of any aerial fireworks device attached to a stick commonly referred to as a "bottle rocket," or any other similar device, regardless of its name.
(2) With the exception of fireworks used or exploded by the city for purposes of a public display, no fireworks shall be used or discharged on any city-owned property.
(3) No fireworks shall be used or exploded on private property without the property owner's consent.
(4) The city administrator or the fire chief may permit the use of fireworks on dates other than July 1 through July 4 for special or extraordinary events sponsored by governmental, educational, religious, civic, benevolent, or charitable organizations after all provisions of NFPA 1123 have been met, a permit has been obtained from the Siloam Springs Fire Department, and an approved fireworks display application has been obtained through the state fire marshal's office. If any such permits are issued, the displays must be supervised by a competent operator, who has been approved by the fire chief, and shall be of such a nature and must be located, discharged or fired so as not to be hazardous to property or endanger any person. No such display shall be allowed except between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. Applications should be submitted at least ten days prior to the special event. It is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate that the time and location of the display will not unreasonably annoy, disturb or otherwise harm occupants of adjacent properties or the general public. The fee for said permit shall be $25.00.
(5) The fire chief or his designee shall be authorized to suspend the discharge of fireworks permitted under this section at any time if, in his/her opinion, the suspension of the discharge of fireworks is necessary to maintain public safety.
(6) In event that fireworks are prohibited due to hazardous conditions and no citizen can legally discharge consumer fireworks during the entire July 1 through July 4 normally permitted period, then the city administrator or fire chief shall be authorized to approve an alternate date for discharge and/or lawful public display.
(7) Prohibited locations of use. Unless authorized by a city-issued permit, no fireworks may be discharged within the boundaries of, or within 100 feet of any public park owned or maintained by the City of Siloam Springs or any city-owned property. No fireworks may be discharged within 1,000 feet of any hospital, nursing, or assisted living facility or any facility for the boarding and keeping of dogs. No fireworks may be discharged under, upon, or within a motor vehicle, whether moving or not; no fireworks may be discharged within 300 feet of any gasoline station, gas, oil or propane storage facility, or any other area or place which is highly flammable by nature; no fireworks may be discharged within 300 feet of any fireworks stand or any other area where storage or sales of fireworks is taking place.
(8) Clean up. Any person, partnership, corporation, group or other entity discharging fireworks within the city shall be responsible for clean-up of the discharge site or other property that the fireworks land upon. Discharge of fireworks from a motor vehicle, whether by the driver or a passenger, and whether or not the vehicle is moving, is prohibited.
(9) Transportation of fireworks:
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly transport fireworks in any vehicle upon any public highway, street or alley unless in the original sealed container or package which is unopened.
(b) Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply if the fireworks are in the trunk or locked compartment, or any outside compartment which is inaccessible to the driver or any passenger while the vehicle is in motion.
(10) The city, at its discretion, reserves the right to discharge fireworks for public display as it may deem appropriate.
Updated March 16, 2020
The Siloam Springs Fire Department has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely. We have taken preventative measures to help reduce the spread of germs. Effectively immediately there is limited public access to our Fire Department Facilities until further notice. For non-emergent issues please contact us via phone at 479-524-3103.
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