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State Regulations on Consumer Fireworks

See your state's policy on fireworks

by Mark Hughes

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Each state has its own policies and laws concerning consumer fireworks (formerly class C fireworks). Some states have a total ban on all consumer fireworks, while others allow the sale of some or all.

State Regulations as of June 1, 2014

States with a complete ban on all consumer fireworks:
Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York

States allowing only novelty consumer fireworks:

States allowing only sparklers and/or other novelties:
Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Ohio, and Vermont

States allowing some or all types of consumer fireworks:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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