The State of Iowa prohibits discharge of all fireworks above and beyond sparklers, snakes, caps, and party popper classes of combustibles. Chapter 9.68.010 of the City Code addresses fireworks displays. In general, fireworks are not allowed within the Ankeny City Limits any more than they are allowed anywhere in the State of Iowa. However, a permit may be obtained for special events and organized displays from the Fire Marshal.
If you have questions, please contact the Fire Marshal for clarification on a case by case basis.
Division Chief/Fire Marshal
Ankeny Fire Department Headquarters
120 NW Ash Dr
Ankeny, IA 50023
Chapter 8.08 Nuisances
All use or display of fireworks except as provided by law is a nuisance. (Prior code § 25.31)
Chapter 9.68 Fireworks
9.68.010 Prohibited acts--Exceptions.
It is a violation to explode or use any fireworks within the city without having obtained a permit from the council for a competent operator to control such use, except as follows:
- Use of blank cartridges for a show, theater or sporting event;
- Use by railroads or trucks for signal purposes;
- Use by a recognized military organization.
(Prior code § 26.53)
Last updated: 10/10/2012 11:20:11 AM