City of Gentry
101 W. Main St.
Gentry, AR 72734
Fireworks in Gentry, City Ordinance
Sec. 58-6 Sale of Fireworks within City limits.
(a) Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful for any person to possess, store, offer for sale, sell at retail, set off, ignite or otherwise explode any firecrackers or other fireworks by whatever name called within the city limits; provided that the use of fireworks for public display shall be exempt from the restrictions herein upon the certification of the fire chief that the display does not pose a fire danger or would be disruptive of the public peace and tranquility.
(b) Permissible items of fireworks, defined in A.C.A. § 20-22-708 may be sold at retail from June 20 through July 10 of each year. Any seller of such fireworks shall first obtain a privilege license from the city.
(c) Roman candles, rockets, helicopter type rockets, bottle rockets or other air borne fireworks of any nature shall not be discharged within the city limits. Other non-airborne fireworks may be discharged on private property within the city limits of the city between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 am midnight on the Fourth of July.
(d) The discharge of such fireworks shall not occur in the event a burn ban is in effect in the county on the Fourth of July. Nor shall such fireworks be discharged upon any street, road, alley, parking lot or other public property; within any park; nor within 600 feet of any church, public school or establishment at which gasoline is sold; nor within 200 feet of where fireworks are stored, sold or offered for sale.
(e) No person shall ignite or discharge any permissible articles of fireworks within or throw the fireworks from a motor vehicle while therein, nor shall any person place or throw any ignited article of fireworks into or at a motor vehicle or at or near any person or group of people. (Ord. No 03-516, §§ 1-5, 6-1-03)
Primary Rules of Ordinance:
(a) Fireworks may be used on July 4th only; between 8:00 am – 12:00 am midnight.
(b) No airborne fireworks at any time.
(c) Put out trash from fireworks immediately.
(d) No fireworks on any city owned property (includes streets, alleys, parks etc.)