The City of Sallisaw would like to remind everyone of the local and state regulations governing the selling and setting off of fireworks.
Firework are governed by Oklahoma State Statute (OS), Title 68 Section 1621 et seq, State Fire Marshall's regulations. Fireworks can be sold between June 15 and July 4 and January 1 of each year in Oklahoma. To sell fireworks one must first obtain a retail license from the Oklahoma State Fire Marshall's Office (OSFM). Usually the fireworks distributor can assist you with this license as they must obtain a wholesale license as well.
Once the retail license from the OSFM office has been obtained, one can apply to the City of Sallisaw for a firework stand, (booth or tent) permit. This permit is to ensure that the minimum guideline for distance from highways, roadways, combustible material and structures are met. Inspection of the electrical or fuel powered generators are conducted prior to a stand opening to ensure electrical and fire hazards are minimized. Stands must be located in Commercial Zoned property, SCO:102 Article IV District Regulations, and one must obtain permission from the property owner(s).
Fireworks cannot be sold, discharged nor stands placed in the downtown business district, Sallisaw Code of Ordinance (SCO) 66-9(b)(d). The district is generally described as lying south of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and North of East Chickasaw Avenue and lying between North Wheeler Avenue and North Elm Street per SCO 42-102(b) which describes this district in full.
To set up a fireworks stand you must obtain a permit from the City of Sallisaw Building Development Department. Permits can be obtained starting June 15 up until July 4. Permit and inspections are $25.00
Personal use of fireworks is allowed in the city limits of Sallisaw on July 3 and July 4 only between the hours of 10:00 am and 12 pm each day.