Please be safe and obey the fireworks ordinance.

No person shall discharge a fireworks device outside the following dates and hours:
(1) July 1 through July 8 from 12:00 p.m. (noon) until 10:00 p.m., except for July 4 the hours shall be from 12:00 p.m. (noon) until 11:00 p.m.

41.12 FIREWORKS.

The sale and use of fireworks are regulated as follows:
1. Prior to any person engaging in fireworks sales, the following shall be provided to the fire chief:
A. Proof of valid permit issued from the state fire marshal.
B. Proof of liability insurance separate from the building property insurance specifically showing coverage of fireworks sales for an aggregate amount of $2,000,000.
2. Any property, building, or premise whether it be permanent or temporary, intended for fireworks sales shall have an initial fire inspection completed by the fire chief prior to engaging in fireworks sales. The fire chief or their designee shall cause an annual inspection to occur meeting the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association standard 1124 (2017 Edition) and the current fire code adopted by the City of Missouri Valley. An annual inspection fee of $200 shall be charged for any temporary or permanent building used to sell fireworks.
3. Fireworks sales shall only be conducted in accordance with dates and times designated by Iowa Code.
A. Approved fireworks sales meeting the requirements of this chapter shall be allowed from an approved permanent structure or building between June 1 and July 8 and from December 10 until January 3.
B. Approved fireworks sales meeting the requirements of this chapter shall be allowed from an approved temporary structure between June 13 and July 8.
C. It shall be unlawful to sell fireworks without meeting the requirements specified in this ordinance, or to sell fireworks outside of the dates specified.
D. Fireworks shall not be sold from a motor vehicle or trailer required to be licensed for travel on a public roadway.
4. The City may, upon application in writing, grant a permit for the display of fireworks on public property by a City agency, fair associations, amusement parks and other organizations or groups of individuals approved by City authorities when such fireworks display will be handled by a competent operator. No permit shall be granted hereunder unless the operator or sponsoring organization has filed with the City evidence of insurance in the following amounts:
A. Personal Injury: $250,000 per person.
B. Property Damage: $50,000
C. Total Exposure: $1,000,000
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 727.2)
5. Exceptions. This section does not prohibit the sale by a resident, dealer, manufacturer or jobber of such fireworks as are not prohibited; or the sale of any kind of fireworks if they are to be shipped out of State; or the sale or use of blank cartridges for a show or theatre, or for signal purposes in athletic sports or by railroads or trucks for signal purposes, or by a recognized military organization. This section does not apply to any substance or composition prepared and sold for medicinal or fumigation purposes.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 727.2)
6. Fireworks Sales and Safety Requirements. The following safety requirements shall be adopted for all locations where fireworks are sold:
A. Not more than 100 pounds of total aggregate weight of DOT 1.4 class fireworks shall be located inside a commercial business with other mercantile products for sale. Sparkers, snakes, snaps, cap gun caps, or smoke bombs shall not be considered when figuring weight.
B. Not more than 500 pounds of total aggregate weight of DOT 1.4 class fireworks shall be located inside a building where fireworks are the primary business. Sparkers, snakes, snaps, cap gun caps, or smoke bombs shall not be considered when figuring weight.
C. Not more than 1000 pounds of total aggregate weight of DOT 1.4 class fireworks shall be located in a temporary structure used primarily for fireworks sales. Sparkers, snakes, snaps, cap gun caps, or smoke bombs shall not be considered when figuring weight.
D. Any permanent structure used primarily for the purpose of fireworks sales shall be located 35 feet from a property line, public roadway, alley, or highway; and 70 feet from an inhabited building. However, where a person owns the adjacent property or written permission is granted, the property line distance requirement can be reduced to 15 feet.
E. Any temporary structure having between 500 and 1000 pounds of total aggregate weight of DOT 1.4 class fireworks shall be located 55 feet from a property line, public roadway, alley, or highway; and 110 feet from an inhabited building.
F. NO SMOKING signs shall be posted in conspicuous locations throughout the sales area. Smoking, open flame source, or matches shall not be located within 50 feet where fireworks are sold, with the following exceptions:
(1) Lighters and matches may be sold as part of a retail business in commercial structures who engage in other merchandise sales where fireworks are not the primary business.
(2) Locations who engage in fireworks sales as a primary source of revenue may sell extended lighters so long as lighters are located in a sealed package and not opened within the store premises.
G. All electrical wiring shall meet NFPA 70 National Electrical Code. Permanent structures or buildings used primarily for fireworks sales shall meet wiring requirements for a hazardous location, including covered light fixtures to avoid sparks upon failure or damage to lights.
H. All fireworks sales locations shall maintain 48 inch clear aisles between fireworks display shelves.
I. Any location where fireworks are sold shall maintain two approved exits for egress during an emergency. All approved exits shall be clearly marked with signage; except that, exit signs shall be illuminated in permanent structures.
J. Fireworks sales shall only be permitted in a single story at grade building or structure to facilitate easy exiting during an emergency.
K. All locations shall have a minimum of two 10 pound ABC rated fire extinguishers mounted in accordance with NFPA 10. Additional fire extinguishers shall be placed in locations to prevent travel distance exceeding 75 feet in order to reach a fire extinguisher. Nothing in this ordinance prevents a temporary sales location from having emergency water barrels positioned in the sales area for use during a small fire; except that fire extinguishers are still required.
L. All doors used as service doors outside the view of a clerk shall be locked to prevent unauthorized persons from entering the building unnoticed. If doors are required as part of the two approved exits needed, they shall be operable without special tools, keys, or knowledge. Delayed or alarmed egress doors are permitted so long as release is activated within 8 seconds and the delay device is not affixed to the primary egress door.
M. No person under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or narcotics, shall be allowed to remain in the business where fireworks are sold as a primary business.
N. No more than one convex container or approved explosive magazine shall be located on site for short term storage or extra product. All containers shall be properly placarded and equipped with tamper proof locking devices. It is permitted to place containers in a security fenced area.
O. Individual fireworks devices or opened fireworks packages shall not be permitted to be displayed. No open fuses shall be exposed during storage inside a sales location.
P. Leftover fireworks shall be removed from sales locations by July 9 following the June/July sales period and January 4 following the December/January sales period.
Q. The Fire Chief or designated inspector shall have the authority to reduce or eliminate requirements under Section 6 of this Ordinance for permanent structures, when, in his or her opinion, safety of the structure and general public will not be compromised, in order to ensure property owners a reasonable right to pursue firework sales.
R. The vendor’s license issued from State Fire Marshall authorizing sales of fireworks shall be clearly and prominently displayed at all times
41.12 FIREWORKS.
The sale and use of fireworks are regulated as follows:
1. Prior to any person engaging in fireworks sales, the following shall be provided to the fire chief:
A. Proof of valid permit issued from the state fire marshal.
B. Proof of liability insurance separate from the building property insurance specifically showing coverage of fireworks sales for an aggregate amount of $2,000,000.
2. Any property, building, or premise whether it be permanent or temporary, intended for fireworks sales shall have an initial fire inspection completed by the fire chief prior to engaging in fireworks sales. The fire chief or their designee shall cause an annual inspection to occur meeting the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association standard 1124 (2017 Edition) and the current fire code adopted by the City of Missouri Valley. An annual inspection fee of $200 shall be charged for any temporary or permanent building used to sell fireworks.
3. Fireworks sales shall only be conducted in accordance with dates and times designated by Iowa Code.
A. Approved fireworks sales meeting the requirements of this chapter shall be allowed from an approved permanent structure or building between June 1 and July 8 and from December 10 until January 3.
B. Approved fireworks sales meeting the requirements of this chapter shall be allowed from an approved temporary structure between June 13 and July 8.
C. It shall be unlawful to sell fireworks without meeting the requirements specified in this ordinance, or to sell fireworks outside of the dates specified.
D. Fireworks shall not be sold from a motor vehicle or trailer required to be licensed for travel on a public roadway.
4. The City may, upon application in writing, grant a permit for the display of fireworks on public property by a City agency, fair associations, amusement parks and other organizations or groups of individuals approved by City authorities when such fireworks display will be handled by a competent operator. No permit shall be granted hereunder unless the operator or sponsoring organization has filed with the City evidence of insurance in the following amounts:
A. Personal Injury: $250,000 per person.
B. Property Damage: $50,000
C. Total Exposure: $1,000,000
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 727.2)
5. Exceptions. This section does not prohibit the sale by a resident, dealer, manufacturer or jobber of such fireworks as are not prohibited; or the sale of any kind of fireworks if they are to be shipped out of State; or the sale or use of blank cartridges for a show or theatre, or for signal purposes in athletic sports or by railroads or trucks for signal purposes, or by a recognized military organization. This section does not apply to any substance or composition prepared and sold for medicinal or fumigation purposes.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 727.2)
6. Fireworks Sales and Safety Requirements. The following safety requirements shall be adopted for all locations where fireworks are sold:
A. Not more than 100 pounds of total aggregate weight of DOT 1.4 class fireworks shall be located inside a commercial business with other mercantile products for sale. Sparkers, snakes, snaps, cap gun caps, or smoke bombs shall not be considered when figuring weight.
B. Not more than 500 pounds of total aggregate weight of DOT 1.4 class fireworks shall be located inside a building where fireworks are the primary business. Sparkers, snakes, snaps, cap gun caps, or smoke bombs shall not be considered when figuring weight.
C. Not more than 1000 pounds of total aggregate weight of DOT 1.4 class fireworks shall be located in a temporary structure used primarily for fireworks sales. Sparkers, snakes, snaps, cap gun caps, or smoke bombs shall not be considered when figuring weight.
D. Any permanent structure used primarily for the purpose of fireworks sales shall be located 35 feet from a property line, public roadway, alley, or highway; and 70 feet from an inhabited building. However, where a person owns the adjacent property or written permission is granted, the property line distance requirement can be reduced to 15 feet.
E. Any temporary structure having between 500 and 1000 pounds of total aggregate weight of DOT 1.4 class fireworks shall be located 55 feet from a property line, public roadway, alley, or highway; and 110 feet from an inhabited building.
F. NO SMOKING signs shall be posted in conspicuous locations throughout the sales area. Smoking, open flame source, or matches shall not be located within 50 feet where fireworks are sold, with the following exceptions:
(1) Lighters and matches may be sold as part of a retail business in commercial structures who engage in other merchandise sales where fireworks are not the primary business.
(2) Locations who engage in fireworks sales as a primary source of revenue may sell extended lighters so long as lighters are located in a sealed package and not opened within the store premises.
G. All electrical wiring shall meet NFPA 70 National Electrical Code. Permanent structures or buildings used primarily for fireworks sales shall meet wiring requirements for a hazardous location, including covered light fixtures to avoid sparks upon failure or damage to lights.
H. All fireworks sales locations shall maintain 48 inch clear aisles between fireworks display shelves.
I. Any location where fireworks are sold shall maintain two approved exits for egress during an emergency. All approved exits shall be clearly marked with signage; except that, exit signs shall be illuminated in permanent structures.
J. Fireworks sales shall only be permitted in a single story at grade building or structure to facilitate easy exiting during an emergency.
K. All locations shall have a minimum of two 10 pound ABC rated fire extinguishers mounted in accordance with NFPA 10. Additional fire extinguishers shall be placed in locations to prevent travel distance exceeding 75 feet in order to reach a fire extinguisher. Nothing in this ordinance prevents a temporary sales location from having emergency water barrels positioned in the sales area for use during a small fire; except that fire extinguishers are still required.
L. All doors used as service doors outside the view of a clerk shall be locked to prevent unauthorized persons from entering the building unnoticed. If doors are required as part of the two approved exits needed, they shall be operable without special tools, keys, or knowledge. Delayed or alarmed egress doors are permitted so long as release is activated within 8 seconds and the delay device is not affixed to the primary egress door.
M. No person under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or narcotics, shall be allowed to remain in the business where fireworks are sold as a primary business.
N. No more than one convex container or approved explosive magazine shall be located on site for short term storage or extra product. All containers shall be properly placarded and equipped with tamper proof locking devices. It is permitted to place containers in a security fenced area.
O. Individual fireworks devices or opened fireworks packages shall not be permitted to be displayed. No open fuses shall be exposed during storage inside a sales location.
P. Leftover fireworks shall be removed from sales locations by July 9 following the June/July sales period and January 4 following the December/January sales period.
Q. The Fire Chief or designated inspector shall have the authority to reduce or eliminate requirements under Section 6 of this Ordinance for permanent structures, when, in his or her opinion, safety of the structure and general public will not be compromised, in order to ensure property owners a reasonable right to pursue firework sales.
R. The vendor’s license issued from State Fire Marshall authorizing sales of fireworks shall be clearly and prominently displayed at all times.