With the 4th of July around the corner we wanted to make sure everyone understands the city ordinance on fireworks, and is attached below. Please be aware that the use of aerial fireworks in the City of Bellevue is illegal.
For the purpose of this subchapter the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
"FIREWORKS." Any composition or device for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or detonation, and which meets the definition of consumer fireworks as defined in KRS 227.702 or display fireworks as defined in KRS 227.706 or otherwise so defined by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in CPSC, 16 C.F.R. pts. 1500 and 1507. "FIREWORKS" shall not include:
(1) Exception number 1: Toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns or other devices in which paper or plastic caps manufactured in accordance with DOT regulations, and packed and shipped according to said regulations, are not considered to be fireworks and shall be allowed to be used and sold at all times.
(2) Exception number 2: Model rockets and model rocket motors designed, sold, and used for the purpose of propelling recoverable aero models are not considered to be fireworks.
(3) Exception number 3: Propelling or expelling charges consisting of a mixture of sulfur, charcoal, and saltpeter are not considered as being designed for producing audible effects.
(Ord. 2011-04-03, passed 5-11-11)
Bookmark§ 93.07 PROHIBITIONS.
No person, firm, co-partnership or corporation shall offer for sale, expose for sale, sell, keep with intent to sell, use, or explode any fireworks, including but not limited to those listed in Exhibit A attached to Ord. 2011-04-03, within the boundaries of the city, except as follows:
(A) A public fire works display using display fireworks if permission is obtained from the Chief of the Bellevue Dayton Fire Department LLC and after providing notice to the Mayor and then only if all requirements of KRS 227.710 and other applicable laws or regulations are otherwise satisfied.
(B) Those consumer fireworks classified as ground and hand=held sparkling devices as listed in Exhibit B attached to Ord. 2011-04-03.
(C) Novelties and trick noise makers not otherwise classified as fireworks as listed in Exhibit C attached to Ord. 2011-04-03.
(Ord. 2011-04-03, passed 5-11-11) Penalty, see § 93.99