[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of North Haven 10-10-1938 Annual Town Meeting; amended 4-25-1961 Special Town Meeting. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
NOTE: See Connecticut General Statutes, Section 29-357, which states that an application for a permit shall be made to the State Fire Marshal and to Police and Fire Department Chiefs first and, if there are no Police or Fire Departments, to the Selectmen.
The discharge, firing or use of all firecrackers or any or all fireworks and all pistols, cannons or other appliances containing blank cartridges or caps is hereby prohibited in the Town of North Haven. The Board of Selectmen, however, upon written application, may grant permission for such display of fireworks, provided that, in its opinion, such display shall be of such a character and so located as not to constitute a hazard to surrounding property nor endanger any person or persons.
The sale of fireworks at retail and the storage or sale of fireworks at wholesale is prohibited except as herein provided.
No provision of this ordinance shall be deemed to prohibit:
The manufacture, storage and transportation of pistols, firearms, ammunition and explosives in compliance with the laws of the State of Connecticut.
The possession or use of signaling devices necessary for the safe operation of railroads or aircraft.
The use of firearms used in hunting as permitted under the laws of the State of Connecticut.
The violation of any provision of this ordinance shall be deemed a misdemeanor, and any person found guilty of such violation shall be fined not less than $10 nor more than $25 for each day's violation of said ordinance. The First Selectman may remove or cause to be removed, at the owner's expense, all stocks of fireworks or other combustibles exposed for sale or held in stock in violation of this ordinance.