Only Rogers residents may submit their form to the Rogers Police Department (bring your driver's license).
The police department fields many questions about the discharge of dangerous weapons and hunting within the City of Rogers. Residents and visitors to the community need to know that in general, the discharge of a dangerous weapon within the city limits is prohibited by ordinance.
A dangerous weapon includes all firearms, including air guns or compressed air guns and bow and arrows.
There are exceptions which allow the discharge of a dangerous weapon in the city. These include the discharge at an organized gun club or shooting range, hunting or target shooting on your own land in areas where discharge is allowed, or when acting in self-defense when the use is allowable by state statute.
Hunting and discharging of dangerous weapons is allowed on private property zoned AG (Agriculture), AP (Agriculture Preserve), AG-PUD (Agriculture – PUD), LI (Light Industrial), LI-PUD (Limited Industrial PUD) and RE-5 (Rural Estate 5 Acre). Reference the Zoning Map for where these areas are located. There is no hunting or discharge of firearms allowed on any City property or parks.
Where hunting is allowed, there are still restrictions that apply. These restriction include:
- Within 500 feet of any building, structure, platted area, public park, public trail or public/private school.
- On lands zoned LI if the parcel or parcels in such zoning district are contiguous on fifty percent (50%) of the parcel(s) perimeter to lands zoned RE-2, R2, R3, R4 or PUD.
- No rifles may be discharged except for .22 caliber rim fire, or black powder rifles which are .45 caliber or larger or muskets of .40 caliber or larger, that are incapable of being loaded at the breech. (Shotguns are allowed)
Residents, or other parties, may request in writing permission to hunt in areas where discharge is prohibited when a written application is made and presented to the Chief of Police. The hunting application must include written permission from the landowner, $25.00 permit fee, and will only be approved if the hunting can be done in a safe manner.
An example of this type of approval might be a section of land that is zoned residential, but the property is adjacent to a large wooded or agricultural area. The applicant is able to illustrate that the hunting would involve only archery, and the fields of fire are established such that the discharge would be toward the unimproved properties and with the discharge distances involved all occur on the privately owned property-and will not jeopardize the safety of others.
The Rogers Police goal is to continue to allow hunting in areas where the safety of all involved is not compromised. As the city develops though, this becomes a more challenging task. Residents need to know that as the city grows, the ability to hunt will become more limited except for those areas where based on the property use, zoning and location, it is still not only safe, but lawful.
It is unlawful for any peddler, solicitor or transient merchant to engage in any such business within the City of Rogers without first registering & obtaining a permit. The permit fee is $20.00 per business plus $50 per person soliciting.
Submit a permit along with a copy of a driver’s license for each solicitor. Submit by mail with a check or drop off at City Hall.
Solicitors should have their permit visible on their person and are required to show their permit when asked.
To report solicitors who do not show their permit when asked, or are behaving inappropriately, residents should report it to non-emergency dispatch by calling 952-258-5321.