Summary of State Laws concerning Fireworks

Each one of the 50 United States has different laws regarding the useage and purchase of fireworks. What is unacceptable in one state may be perfectly fine in another. In an effort to educate our customers Kellner's Fireworks is providing to you this basic section on common state law. This list has been provided as a courtesy, and is not substitute for checking with the local authorities.

2012 Summary of State Laws Spreadsheet

In addition to this document, we are including the Pennsylvania (PA) section of the document on the website for our local Pennsylvania customers.

PA
USE SELL
BOTTLE ROCKETS OWP WHL
SKY ROCKETS OWP WHL
ROMAN CANDLES OWP WHL
FIRECRACKERS OWP WHL
SPARKLERS YES RET
SMOKE ITEMS YES RET
FOUNTAINS YES RET
SNAPS YES RET
CONFETTI YES RET
NOVELTIES * YES * RET
CRACKLING & STROBING YES RET
PARACHUTES OWP WHL
WHEELS & SPINNERS YES RET
SKY FLYERS OWP WHL
DISPLAY SHELLS OWP WHL
AERIAL ITEMS OWP WHL
OBTAIN USE PERMIT FROM: LOCAL GOV
FOR MORE INFORMATION,
CONTACT:
PA PYRO ASSOC
717-238-1027

*NOTES
OWP - Only With local Permit
RET - Retail sale to the general public is permitted
WHL - Wholesale sales for resale, display, agricultural use or shipment out of state
* All Novelty items are OK except item 4702 (Large Mandarin Snaps)
This chart based on state laws available at time of printing. Local ordinances may be more restrictive.


Local to Pennsylvania?

Sparkling devices are now legal to buy in Pennsylvania. Sparklers, Fountains, Novelties, Smoke Items, Wheels and Spinners are all OK in Pennsylvania for sale or use anytime.

If it shoots up in the air or goes bang, you can still buy it and use it in PA with a permit. You can enjoy your fireworks at an approved location that we have permits available for or download a sample permit application and ask your local governing authority to fill it out. (In either case there may be a small processing fee for your permit.) Call or stop in and we'll be glad to help you.

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