It's a good idea to know your local and state laws regarding fireworks before you light them off. Each state has different fireworks laws, which may vary depending on what type of devices are considered to be "consumer fireworks" under state law. Below is a map that shows the types of fireworks allowed in each state.
Please be aware that the diagram below should only be used as a reference guideline, not as an exact definition of the individual laws. Local counties and cities may further restrict the type of fireworks that can be used within areas of their jurisdiction, despite what the state law may be.
= States that allow nearly all consumer fireworks (currently 18)
= States that allow "Safe and sane" fireworks (currently 20)
= States that allow only sparklers or novelties (currently 6)
= States that ban all consumer fireworks (currently 6)
For a more thorough description of a particular state's laws, click on one of the links below (requires Acrobat Reader):
(Documents courtesy of the American Pyrotechnics Association)
|Alabama||Hawaii||Michigan||New Mexico||South Dakota|
|Florida||Maine||New Hampshire||Rhode Island||Wisconsin|
|Georgia||Maryland||New Jersey||South Carolina||Wyoming|
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