INTERACTIVE: Are Fireworks Legal in Your State?

By Joe Gullo

Published 06/25 2014 12:28PM

Updated 06/25 2014 12:40PM

FOX 44 and ABC 22 took a look where fireworks are legal in the United States. 

According to, some states allow all or most types of consumer fireworks. These include shells and mortars, multiple tube devices, Roman candles, rockets, sparklers, firecracker with no more than 50 milligrams of powder, and novelty items. Some states only allow novelty fireworks which include snakes, airplanes, ground spinners, helicopters, fountains, and party poppers. 

There are only four states that ban fireworks completely. 

Click on a state to see current laws and regulations when it comes fireworks for that state. Map key: Green = Allows some or all types of consumer fireworks, Yellow = Allows only novelty fireworks, Orange = Allows only sparklers and/or other novelties, Red = Bans all consumer fireworks. 

Law information provided by the American Pyrotechnics Association.

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