Fireworks are legal under Federal law for consumer use, therefore we can
legally ship fireworks anywhere in the United States.
We currently ship to all but the following states:
AZ (will open in 2011),
CA, DE, HI, MA, ME, NJ, NY, OR, RI, and Washington D.C
Consumer fireworks, also referred to as DOT 1.4G fireworks, are legal
according to federal law. In order to be classified as "consumer
fireworks", the fireworks must be tested by the Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC) and meet various requirements with regard
to composition, the quantity of pyrotechnic material, and the stability
of the product under heat and stress. Once the CPSC has classified
an item as a "consumer fireworks", the item is legal under Federal
law for consumer use. Fireworks that do not meet this certification
are classified as commercial (display) fireworks and require a Federal
license to purchase and use them.
US Fireworks sells only consumer fireworks that have been certified by
the CPSC for consumer use. Because federal law applies to interstate
commerce, we can legally ship fireworks anywhere in the United States.
Unfortunately, State and local ordinances may ban certain fireworks
if you do not posess a permit to own and store those fireworks. As a
result, the responsibility for complying with State and local laws falls
upon you (the buyer).
If you order consumer fireworks from US Fireworks, we will ship
them via common carrier (a trucking company) to the destination you
specify. If you order items that are not permitted in your State or
local area, it is possible (but unlikely) for your fireworks to be
confiscated by State or local authorities. If this happens, you
assume complete responsibility for the confiscation of the products
you order. US Fireworks will not refund money for confiscated
items that were ordered contrary to State or local ordinances. We
recommend you apply to your State Fire Marshal or other authority
having jurisdiction (AHJ) to obtain the necessary permits to posess
fireworks legally in your area.
US Fireworks advocates following all State and local laws with
regard to fireworks. One possible solution for individuals that live
in restrictive areas is to have shipments delivered to a truck terminal
that is outside of the State in which you live. US Fireworks uses various
companies to deliver most of its fireworks, and many of them have truck
terminals located throughout the United States. Of course, once you receive
your fireworks out of State, you will need to find a place to store them legally as well.
A better solution would be to lobby your State and local officials to
change outdated fireworks laws and regulations.
US Fireworks has gone to great lengths to collect and assemble
information on fireworks laws for all of the 50 States and the District
of Columbia. Every attempt has been made to make sure the information
we provide is accurate and reliable. However, State laws change all
the time and it is possible that the information we present here is
out of date, inaccurate, or just plain wrong. To be absolutely sure
of the laws in your State regulating consumer fireworks, call your
State Fire Marshal's office. US Fireworks is not responsible for
errors, omissions, or inaccuracies that may be present in this data.
State Legal Requirements
To determine what is legal in your State, click on your State name
in the list below: