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.

2016 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 YES RET
SKY ROCKETS YES RET
ROMAN CANDLES YES RET
FIRECRACKERS YES RET
SPARKLERS YES RET
SMOKE ITEMS YES RET
FOUNTAINS YES RET
SNAPS YES RET
CONFETTI YES RET
NOVELTIES YES RET
CRACKLING & STROBING YES RET
PARACHUTES YES RET
WHEELS & SPINNERS YES RET
SKY FLYERS YES RET
DISPLAY SHELLS YES RET
AERIAL ITEMS YES RET
OBTAIN USE PERMIT FROM: Not Needed
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

This chart based on state laws available at time of printing. Local ordinances may be more restrictive.


Pennsylvania Residents Can Now Buy Full Line!!!

As of October 3oth 2017 House Bill 542 was signed into law. The change allows a person of at least 18 years of age to purchase, possess and use ANY Consumer Fireworks anywhere at any time in the state of Pa,

IF-
They have the permission of the property owner
They do not use them within, from or into a building
They do not use them within, from or into a motor vehicle
They do not use them at another person
They do not use them while under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance or another drug.
They do not use them within 150 feet of a structure, vehicle or place adapted for conducting business or overnight accommodation

To read the new law in its entirety, please go to http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2017&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=542