[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Warren County as Ch. 8, Art. II, of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The regulations contained in this chapter are hereby adopted to provide for the issuance of permits to fair associations, amusement parks and organizations and groups of individuals for the display of fireworks and to regulate the use and display of fireworks upon the granting of permits.
Written application for a permit to display fireworks shall be made in triplicate to the County Fire Marshal at least 10 days prior to the requested display date, stating the time, place, type of fireworks and circumstances under which they are proposed to be displayed.
Each such application shall name at least one person who shall participate in displaying the fireworks that has a valid Virginia Pyrotechnicians Operator’s License.
Each applicant must pay a fee of $100 at least 10 days before the requested display date. All checks should be made out to the Warren County Treasurer’s Office. A nonprofit organization is not required to pay the fee under this subsection. This subsection is effective on January 1, 2014, and thereafter.
Each applicant shall file with the Fire Marshal a valid policy of liability insurance from an insurance company authorized to conduct business in the Commonwealth of Virginia naming the County of Warren as an additional insured party in an amount deemed adequate by the Fire Marshal.
Upon approval of an application for a permit to display fireworks, the County Fire Marshal or Fire Chief shall write across such application the wording "Approved," and the application shall be dated and signed by him, which date shall constitute the beginning of a thirty-day storage period permitted for such fireworks as provided in § 96-7, and all fireworks covered by such permit shall be displayed or discharged within such thirty-day period.
The Fire Marshal may specify in the permit any conditions that he shall deem necessary to protect persons and property.
All locations within the Town of Front Royal limits shall receive approval of the Town of Front Royal Manager.
Any permit, issued by the Fire Marshal, shall not be transferable.
One copy of each application for a permit to display fireworks shall be kept on file by the County Fire Marshal’s office until after the date the fireworks are displayed, and two copies, after being approved as aforesaid, which will then become a permit to display fireworks, shall be returned to the applicant, who shall keep one copy on file for 60 days after displaying such fireworks, and one copy shall be in possession of the person in charge of displaying the fireworks at the time and place they are being displayed.
Editor's Note: Former § 96-5, Display to be under supervision of peace officer, was repealed 7-16-1990.
Not more than three persons shall participate in displaying fireworks at one time, and all shall be persons over the age of 21 years.
All fireworks displays must be in accordance with the NFPA 1123 (Fireworks Displays); NFPA 1126 (Use of Pyrotechnics Before a Proximate Audience); and NFPA 160 (Use of Flame Effects before an Audience).
All fireworks displays must be in accordance with the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code.
Prior to the use of fireworks pursuant to a permit, they shall be stored in a metal container in a building of masonry, concrete or other firm construction so that members of the public cannot have access to them, and such fireworks shall not be stored in the County for a period in excess of 30 consecutive days.
No spectator or member of the public other than those who are participating in displaying or discharging the fireworks shall be closer than 50 feet to the place where such fireworks are being displayed or discharged.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as set forth in Chapter 1, § 1 -11, of the Warren County Code.