Most northeastern states ban consumer fireworks (sorry, New Englanders!). Consumer fireworks that explode in the sky are only legal in Maine and New Hampshire. They are illegal in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Since each state has very specific rules for each type of fireworks, check the Consumer Product Safety Commission`s list for your state`s laws. If you enjoy using consumer fireworks, be sure to check your state`s regulations on how to use them (unless you live in a state where they are illegal). There are probably regulations about how far you should be outside the city limits and how far you should be from a body of water. Make sure you have water nearby that you can use to put out any fires that may occur. Also, be sure to read the safety information on the firecracker carefully to avoid injury in case the fireworks don`t work. In Nevada, for example, Clark County, where Las Vegas is located, allows residents to purchase and use only non-explosive, non-aerial (safe and healthy) fireworks on July 4.
Nye County allows people 18 years of age and older to purchase and use safe and healthy products on private property. Aerial fireworks and explosive fireworks for consumer use are permitted, but only in designated areas. Esmeralda County allows the use of consumer fireworks on private property. Elko County only allows the use of sparklers. Most other Nevada counties prohibit all types of fireworks. These counties include Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey, Washoe and White Pine. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WJW) — Weeks before the Fourth of July holiday, Phantom Fireworks is recommending people buy their fireworks early because of a possible shortage — at least in states where it`s legal. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on November 21, 2014, allowing the sale, possession, and use of sparklers, party poppers, cone fountains, and other novelties outside of New York State. Local governments must approve the sale and use of fireworks before people can legally use them.
Although the use of fireworks is permitted throughout the year, the sale of fireworks by registered businesses is prohibited for a period from June 1 to July 5 and from July 26. December until January 2 of each year. Today, fireworks are legal to buy in 46 states and Washington, DC. Ohio, Vermont, and Illinois only allow the purchase of candles and other new fireworks, and Massachusetts does not allow the sale of fireworks at all. Critics of these fireworks bans investigate how easily people can cross state borders to buy fireworks, especially in the small state of Massachusetts. They also examine how much safety regulations for fireworks have increased in recent decades, so promoting good fireworks education may be more effective in preventing injuries than banning them altogether. Home-use fireworks, also known as DOT 1.4G fireworks, are legal under federal law. To be classified as “consumer fireworks”, fireworks must be tested by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and meet various requirements regarding composition, amount of pyrotechnic material, and stability of the product under heat and stress. Once the CPSC designates an item as a “consumer fireworks,” the item is legal under the federal Consumer Use Act. Fireworks that do not meet this certification are classified as commercial (large-scale) fireworks and require a federal license to be purchased and used.
US Fireworks only sells CPSC-certified fireworks for consumer use. Because federal law applies to interstate commerce, we can legally ship fireworks anywhere in the United States. Unfortunately, state and local regulations may prohibit certain fireworks if you don`t have a permit to own and store those fireworks. Therefore, the responsibility for compliance with state and local laws rests with you (the buyer). If you order consumer fireworks from US Fireworks, we will ship them by regular carrier (carrier) to the destination you specify. If you order items that are not allowed in your state or region, it is possible (but unlikely) that your fireworks will be seized by state or local authorities. In this case, you assume full responsibility for the seizure of the products you have ordered. US Fireworks will not refund money for confiscated items ordered contrary to state or local regulations. We recommend that you contact your state fire marshal or other competent authority (AHJ) to obtain the necessary permits for legal possession of fireworks in your area. U.S. Fireworks advocates compliance with all state and local fireworks laws.
One possible solution for people living in restricted areas is to have shipments delivered to a truck terminal outside the state where you live. US Fireworks uses various companies to supply most of its fireworks, and many of them have truck terminals in the United States. Of course, once you`ve received your firecrackers out of state, you`ll also need to find a place where you can legally store them. A better solution would be to lobby your state and local authorities to change outdated fireworks laws and regulations. U.S. Fireworks has gone to great lengths to collect and compile information on fireworks laws for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information we provide is accurate and reliable. However, state laws are constantly changing and it is possible that the information we present here is outdated, inaccurate or simply false. To be absolutely sure of your state`s laws that govern consumer fireworks, call your state`s Fire Marshal`s office. US Fireworks is not responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies that may be contained in such data.
State Legal Requirements To determine what is legal in your state, click on your state`s name from the list below: On the Isle of Man, outdoor fireworks are only legal if the relevant government agency and residents are notified prior to the event.  When it comes to fireworks in California, the laws can be difficult. Overall, the state allows some or all Class C fireworks, including grenades and mortars, multiple pipes, Roman candles, rockets, candles, and fireworks containing no more than 50 milligrams of the chemical compound.