Fireworks Policies: City by City

Wondering what the rules are for celebrating the fourth where you live?  Check out our guide.

Bella Vista

Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association says use of fireworks is prohibited on common property, which includes parks and the lakes’ dams.


The City of Bentonville has an ordinance regulating the discharge of  Consumer fireworks in the City limits of Bentonville.  Consumer fireworks, except for bottle rockets, sky-rockets, and any fireworks that are mounted to and flies on a stick, may be discharged on private property on the dates of July 3rd and July 4th between the hours of 12:00 pm (noon) and 12:00 am (midnight).

The City of Bentonville will have a fireworks display on July 4th at 9:30 pm at Orchards Park.


July 1st thru July 5th from 8am until 11 pm hope that helps


Fireworks may be discharged on July 3rd and 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on July 4th from 10:00 a.m. until 12 midnight.


Fireworks may only be discharged upon private property with the consent of the property owner and between the hours of  10:00a.m. until 10:00p.m. on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and from 10:00a.m. until 11:00p.m. on July 4th and at no other time or date. 
If any person less than the age of 16 years is present, an adult (at least 21 years of age) must supervise the discharge of all   fireworks.

No skyrockets or aerial fireworks attached to a stick may be discharged.

Public display of fireworks may be allowed upon the application and granting of a public fireworks display permit by the Mayor or his designee.

Fort Smith

The city reminds folks fireworks have been the cause of many fires in the city over the years despite the ban on fireworks.
A fireworks related structure fire has already occurred on July 1 causing approximately $8800 in damages. Violators are subject to both criminal and civil citations, confiscation of fireworks and possible fines of up to $500. Additionally, the sale, possession, and use of explosive devices such as M-80's, M-100's, and homemade or modified fireworks are a felony offense, and violators will face criminal prosecution.
The City of Fort Smith’s Police and Fire Departments will actively enforce the ban and work together to confiscate all type of fireworks and issue citations.

All those wishing to celebrate Independence Day may see aerial displays at various venues in the city.
The city of Fort Smith will sponsor the Mayor's Annual Fourth of July Celebration located at Harry E. Kelly Park on the Arkansas River, North A Street & Riverfront Drive. The fireworks display is set to begin at 9:30PM.
The Hardscrabble Country Club, located at 5211 Cliff Drive will be sponsoring a display set to begin at 9PM.
The Fianna Hills Country Club, located at #1 Essex Place, will also be conducting a fireworks display on July 5th, the day after Independence Day, at 9PM.


On the dates of July 3 through July 5 of each year, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., the use of fireworks shall be permitted, with the exception of any aerial fireworks device attached to a stick commonly referred to as a "bottle rocket," or any other similar device, regardless of its name.

With the exception of fireworks used or exploded by the city for purposes of a public display, no fireworks shall be used or discharged on any city owned property.

No fireworks shall be used or exploded on private property without the property owner's consent.

The mayor and/or the fire chief shall have the authority to permit the use of fireworks on dates other than July 3 through July 5 for special or extraordinary events sponsored by governmental, educational, religious, civic, benevolent or charitable organizations after all provisions of NFPA 1123 have been met and a special permit has been obtained from the office of the mayor. If any such permits are issued, the displays must be supervised by a competent operator, who has been approved by the fire chief, and shall be of such a nature and must be located, discharged or fired so as not to be hazardous to property or endanger any person. No such display shall be allowed except between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

The mayor or his designee shall be authorized to suspend the discharge of fireworks permitted under this ordinance if in the opinion of the fire chief, the suspension of the discharge of fireworks is necessary to maintain public safety.

Persons possessing or using fireworks in violation of this section shall be punished by a fine and/or public service not to exceed ten days. In addition, a law enforcement or code compliance officer is authorized to seize all fireworks from persons violating the terms of this section.

Siloam Springs

No person shall discharge fireworks of any kind, within the corporate limits of the city, except where the discharge meets each of the following requirements:

The discharge must be licensed by a public fireworks display permit issued by the State of Arkansas, which permit must specify the discharge date and time, and which permit must be delivered to the city administrator at least 14 days prior to the display;
The fireworks must be discharged by a person who is licensed by the State of Arkansas as a fireworks "shooter;"

The discharge must be licensed by the city administrator, whose permit shall issue only upon a finding of full compliance with the Municipal Code, and whose permit shall not issue (or shall be cancelled) where the display presents an unreasonable risk of fire due to wind, weather, discharge site, or other stated factors.


No person under the age of 16 shall be allowed to purchase fireworks within the city.

No person shall discharge at any place, public or private, within the city boundaries, any aerial firework(s) which travels on a stick, except a permit may be obtained for a public display of fireworks, as more particularly set out in this section.

The fire chief shall permit the use of fireworks for outdoor public display when all provisions of NFPA 1123 are met and after all necessary permits have been issued. If any such permit is issued, any such display shall be handled by a competent operator approved by the fire chief, and shall be of such character and so located, discharged or fired so as not to be hazardous to property or endanger any person. No such permit shall be authorized except for the following:

Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on July 1st through July 4th of any year

No fireworks, including firecrackers, sparklers, or Roman candles may be discharged within the city except as set out as follows:

All legal fireworks, except aerial fireworks that travel on a stick, may be discharged on private property between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on July 1st through July 4th of any year, provided that the owner of the private property consents to such discharge of the fireworks; and

A person of at least 21 years of age shall supervise the discharge of any fireworks if any person participating in the activity is under the age of 16.

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