Sale Of Sparklers And Fireworks Within The City Limits

Sale Of Sparklers And Fireworks Within The City Limits

Sale of Sparklers and Fireworks within the City Limits

Effective date: October 2, 1997

Definitions

image of fireworksFireworks -The term "Fireworks" shall have the same meaning asdefined in Section 791.01, Florida Statutes, as now enacted orherein after amended. City Code, Chapter 11, Section 11-4.

Sparklers -The term: "Sparkler" shall have the same meaning asdefined in Section 791.01, Florida Statutes, as now enacted orherein after amended. City Code, Chapter 11, Section 11-4.

Registration ofmanufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers ofsparklers:

All of the above listed persons or businesses,must be registered in accordance with the provisions of Section791.015, Florida Statutes. Each listed person or business shallpossess an active City Occupational License for each respectivelocation.

Locations formanufacturers, distributors and wholesalers:

All the above listed persons or businessesshall be considered and classified as hazardous occupancies.Structures, permanent or temporarily occupied by suchoccupancies, shall meet all the restrictions as set forth in Cityof Tampa Chapter 5, Section 5-176 Chapter 4, Section 408, shallbe located outside of the Fire District/Limits.

Locations forRetailers of Sparklers:

Sales of sparklers by a "Retailer"or "Seasonal Retailer" may be in any structure approvedby the Fire Marshal. Restrictions as set forth in Section791.055, Florida Statutes, shall be met.

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Permits:

Each location, where there is an activityregulated by Section 791 of the Florida Statutes, shall berequired to obtain approval from the Fire Marshal. Approval shallbe in the form of a Permit. Permits shall be obtained from theFire Marshal's Office.

City Code Chapter 11, Section 11-48 (10) (11).

Bond Required, Proofof Liability Insurance:

Proof shall be provided to City of Tampa RiskManagement Office that the permit applicant, with the City as anadditional insured has liability insurance in the amount of onemillion dollars, ($1,000,000). City Code Chapter 11, Section11-49 B. this is required for each location.

Seizure of IllegalFireworks:

The Fire Marshal or his designee shall seize,take, remove or cause to be removed at the expense of the owner,all stocks of fireworks offered or exposed for sale, stored orheld in violation of City Code or Florida Statutes. City CodeChapter 11, Section 11-139, Chapter 20, Section 2005; 791.05,Florida Statutes.

Revocation of Permit:

The Fire Marshal or his designee may revoke any permit issued by him upon finding the applicant violates any ordinance of the City or any State Law. City Code Chapter 11,Section 11-50.