June 27, 2012
KINGSPORT - The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching, and we traditionally celebrate our nation’s independence with fireworks.
However, Kingsport City Ordinances specifically prohibit the manufacture, use, discharge, possession, or sale of fireworks within the city limits.
Any person found guilty of violating this ordinance shall pay a civil penalty of up to fifty dollars ($50) for each offense.
The only exception to this ordinance would be a public fireworks display authorized by a permit from the Fire Chief or the Fire Marshal. Some examples of these approved public displays are the fireworks shows at Hunter Wright Stadium following Kingsport Mets ballgames, the downtown fireworks show on Independence Day, or the Fun Fest fireworks show at J. Fred Johnson Stadium.
The Kingsport Police Department recommends that you leave fireworks to the professionals. The safest way, and only legal way, to enjoy fireworks within the city limits of Kingsport is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation.