The City of Sand Springs will offer fireworks permits for $20 each for any resident wishing to discharge fireworks within the city limits of Sand Springs. Walk up sales for the mandatory permits begin on Wednesday, June 19, and will end at 4:00 p.m. on July 3. The permits must be purchased by an adult age 18 or older that serves as the responsible party for activities at an individual residence. Permits are non-transferable.
During the holiday, permit holders can use residential streets as a fireworks discharge area provided that activities do not hinder traffic and all debris is removed. Fireworks may be discharged in the Sand Springs city limits on July 3 from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. and on July 4 from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. No other use of fireworks is allowed outside of these times.
Permits can be purchased using either of two methods: 1) purchase in person at Sand Springs Fire Department Administration Offices, located at 108 E Broadway St; 2) purchase online at www.sandspringsok.org/fwpermit
Citizens opting to purchase in person can visit the Fire Administration office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays beginning Wednesday, June 19 and running through Wednesday, July 3. Fire Administration will remain open during the lunch hour to accommodate purchases during the week of Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28.
“Last year’s success of online sales makes purchasing more convenient with less time restrictions on when they can be purchased,” said Sand Springs Deputy Fire Chief Justin Hall. Online sales will end however at 4:00 p.m. on July 4. There will be a processing fee of approximately $2 added to each electronic transaction.
Although fireworks can be enjoyed by citizens, fire officials urge residents to remember that live fireworks often frighten and stress animals. Officials ask that citizens take a moment to secure their pets to reduce the chances of animals running away.
Fees collected from permits help offset overtime costs of police and fire officials who patrol neighborhoods on this busy holiday to assure fireworks are being discharged responsibly with a valid permit. Without the permit, the pre-set court fine for illegally discharging of fireworks in the city limits is $171. However, a maximum fine of $500 plus court costs can be imposed for serious or repetitive violations.
For further information about fireworks permits, call the Sand Springs Fire Administration Office at 918-246-2548.