Village of Theresa, WI
Dodge County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Theresa 6-3-1996 as Title 7, Ch. 6 of the 1996 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 176-1 Definition.

[Amended 8-1-2005 by Ord. No. 1-10]
In this chapter, the term "fireworks" shall be defined as provided in § 167.10, Wis. Stats.

§ 176-2 Sale.

No person may sell or possess with intent to sell fireworks, except:
A. 
To a person holding a permit under § 176-3C;
B. 
To a municipality; or
C. 
For a purpose specified under § 176-3B(2) to (6).

§ 176-3 Use.

[Amended 3-7-2011]
A. 
No person may possess or use fireworks in the Village unless designated by the Village Board.
B. 
Permit exceptions. Subsection A above does not apply to:
(1) 
The Village fire and law enforcement officials shall be notified of the proposed use of fireworks at least two days in advance.
(2) 
The possession or use of explosives in accordance with rules or general order of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.
(3) 
The possession of fireworks in the Village while transporting the fireworks to a city, town or village where the possession of the fireworks is authorized by permit or ordinance. Subsection A applies to a person transporting fireworks under this subsection if, in the course of transporting the fireworks through the Village, the person remains in the Village for a period of at least four hours.
C. 
Who may obtain permit. A permit under this section may be issued only to the following:
(1) 
(Reserved)
D. 
Bond. The Village Board approving of issuing a permit under this section shall require an indemnity bond with good and sufficient sureties or policy of liability insurance for the payment of all claims that may arise by reason of injuries to person or property from the handling, use or discharge of fireworks under the permit. The bond or policy shall be taken in the name of the Village, and any person injured thereby may bring an action on the bond or policy in the person's own name to recover the damage the person has sustained, but the aggregate liability of the surety or insurer to all persons shall not exceed the amount of the bond or policy. The bond or policy, together with a copy of the permit, shall be filed in the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 176-4 Storage and handling.

A. 
Fire extinguishers required. No wholesaler, dealer or jobber may store or handle fireworks on the premises unless the premises are equipped with fire extinguishers approved by the Fire Chief.
B. 
Smoking prohibited. No person may smoke where fireworks are stored or handled.
C. 
Fire Chief to be notified. A person who stores or handles fireworks shall notify the Fire Chief of the location of the fireworks.
D. 
Storage distance. No wholesaler, dealer or jobber may store fireworks within 500 feet of a dwelling.
E. 
Restrictions on storage. No person may store fireworks within 500 feet of a public assemblage or place where gasoline or volatile liquid is sold in quantities exceeding one gallon.

§ 176-5 Parental liability.

A parent or legal guardian of a minor who consents to the use of fireworks by the minor is liable for damages caused by the minor's use of the fireworks.