BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (6/4/13) - The City of Bowling Green has released its regulations for fireworks season with the Fourth of July approaching.
Fireworks may only be used between the hours of noon and 10:00 p.m. on June 27 through July 3, and on July 5. The hours are extended to noon through 11:00 p.m. on July 4. Any person wishing to use fireworks on any other days must obtain a Special Discharge Permit from the Bowling Green Fire Department. These free permits are issued for four hours on the date of request. There is no fee for the permit. Applicants must comply with all state and local laws, rules and regulations.
The storage and sale of fireworks is required to comply with building and fire regulations along with zoning regulations and business registration requirements. Any person seeking to sell or store fireworks is required to fill out an application, available at the Bowling Green Fire Department. Such applicants must also obtain a zoning verification letter, schedule an inspection by the BGFD and obtain a City business license. The storage and sale of fireworks is required to be a stand-alone structure with a minimum of fifty feet of separation from adjacent buildings. Each establishment must display a Bowling Green issued permit for the sale of fireworks. Any site is subject to inspection without notice or consent by appropriate officials.
Citizens must be over the age of 18 to purchase and/or use fireworks. One must be at least 200 feet away from any structure, vehicle or person in order to ignite a firework.
SurfKY News Group
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