List of states where wedding sparklers are illegal

Wedding sparklers are one of the hottest summer outdoor wedding trends and becoming increasingly popular with brides who want to make sure they have the perfect fairy-tale ending on their big night. If you have decided on a sparkling exit on your wedding night, there are a few things you need to know about using sparklers.

As you know, each state has their own laws and guidelines pertaining to the use of wedding sparklers. Even if your state allows sparklers at weddings or have restrictions on the time of year or place you can use them, most wedding venues for liability reasons prohibit their use in or outside the building.

Below you will find a list of states and their fireworks rule. Remember, you still need to ask the venue if they allow sparklers. 

State Fireworks Laws

Are sparklers illegal in Alabama

Permitted: Items that comply with regulations of the CPSC, DOT definitions, and trick noisemakers.

Prohibited: Manufacture, possession, sale or use of ground salutes containing more than 2 grains of explosive composition.

Selling Period: June 20-July 10 and December 15-January 1. Sales from tents or motor vehicles are prohibited.

Are sparklers illegal in Arizona

Permitted: None

Prohibited: Skyrockets, firecrackers, torpedoes, roman candles, and daygo bombs.

Are sparklers illegal in Arkansas

Permitted: Roman candles, skyrockets, helicopter rockets, cylindrical and cone fountains, wheels, torches, colored fire, dipped sticks, mines and shells, firecrackers with soft casings, and novelties (size limitations specified.)

Prohibited: N/A

Selling Period: June 20-July 10 and December 10-January 5 (Snakes and sparklers sales permitted all year.)

Are sparklers illegal in California

Permitted: Consumer Fireworks not prohibited (size limitations specified.)

Prohibited: Firecrackers, skyrockets, rockets, roman candles, chasers, surprise items, friction items, torpedoes, items resembling food, fireworks containing arsenic, phosphorus, thiocyanates magnesium (magnesium alloys permitted), mercury salts, picrates or picric acid, gallates or gallic acid, chlorates, (except those of alkali or earth metals), boron, titanium (except larger than 100 mesh), zirconium, gunpowder, and fireworks kits.

Selling Period: Noon, June 28, through noon, July 6.

Are sparklers illegal in Colorado

Permitted: Cylindrical and cone fountain, ground spinner, torch and colored fire, dipped sticks and sparklers, snake and glow worm, trick noisemaker and certain other novelties.

Prohibited: All fireworks not listed as permitted.

Are sparklers illegal in Connecticut

Permitted: Hand-held and ground based sparkling devices that are non-explosive and non-aerial, and do not contain more than 100 grams of pyrotechnic composition per item.

Prohibited: All other consumer fireworks including multiple-tube sparkling devices that exceed 100 grams of total pyrotechnic composition.

Are sparklers illegal in Delaware

Permitted: No consumer fireworks are permitted in Delaware

Prohibited: All consumer fireworks are prohibited in Delaware

Are sparklers illegal in Florida

Permitted: Devices approved and listed by State Fire Marshal which emit a shower of sparks upon burning, do not contain any explosive compounds, do not detonate or explode, are hand held or ground based, cannot propel themselves through the air, and that contain not more than 100 grams of the chemical compound that produces sparks upon burning. Any device that is not included in the list of approved items is prohibited, except that snakes, small smoke devices, trick noisemakers and certain other novelties may be sold at all other times.

Prohibited: Firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, daygo bombs, and any fireworks containing explosive or flammable compounds.

Are sparklers illegal in Georgia  

Permitted: Sparklers up to 100 grams each; fountains (items that say ‘Emits Showers of Sparks’ up to 200 grams total for multiple tube items or 75 grams for each individual tube; snakes, glow worms, snappers, party poppers.

Prohibited: Firecrackers, torpedoes, sky rockets, roman candles, and bombs.

Are sparklers illegal in Idaho

Permitted: Non-aerial fireworks devices, such as ground spinners, fountains, sparklers, smoke devices, or snakes.

Prohibited: Any fireworks not specifically permitted, such as firecrackers, jumping jacks, or similar products.

Selling Period: Midnight, June 23 through midnight, July 5 and Midnight December 26 through midnight January 1. May be regulated by local jurisdictions as to dates allowed.

Are sparklers illegal in Illinois

Permitted: Sparklers, snake/glow worm pellets, smoke devices, trick noisemakers, and plastic or paper caps.

Prohibited: Firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, and bombs.

Are sparklers illegal in Indiana

Permitted: Consumer fireworks that comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations of the U.S. Consumer Products Commission.  Fireworks may be used only on the user’s property or on the property of someone who has consented the use of fireworks on their property.  Consumer fireworks may be used only between 9am and 11pm on days other than holidays.  Holidays include Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day and New Year’s Eve.

Prohibited: All fireworks not specifically permitted.

Are sparklers illegal in Iowa

Permitted: Snakes and Sparklers.

Prohibited: Firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, daygo bombs.

Are sparklers illegal in Kansas

Permitted: All pyrotechnic devices classified as consumer fireworks by DOT, except certain rockets.

Prohibited: Any rockets mounted on a wire or stick, any device containing such rockets.

Selling Period: June 27-July 5.

Are sparklers illegal in Kentucky

Permitted: Sky and Bottle Rockets, aerial spinners, Roman Candles, firecrackers, chasers, and mines, shell, aerial kits, reloadable tubes  not exceeding 200 grams.

Prohibited: Mines, shells, aerial kits, reloadable tubes exceeding 200 grams.

Selling Period: Sale of fireworks must be approved by CPSC.

Are sparklers illegal in Louisiana

Permitted: Consumer fireworks as defined by DOT and the CPSC. Cylindrical fountains, cone fountains, illuminating torches, pyrotechnic wheel devices, ground spinners, flitter sparklers, toy smoke devices, sky rockets and bottle rockets, missile-type rockets, helicopter aerial spinners, roman candles, mines or shells, firecrackers, and multiple tube fireworks.

Prohibited: Cherry bombs, tubular salutes, 2” American made salutes, firecrackers exceeding 1½”in length or ¼” in diameter, repeating bombs, aerial bombs, torpedoes exceeding ?” in diameter, roman candles larger than 10 ball, and sky rockets larger than 6 ounces.

Selling Period: Noon June 25 through midnight July 5, and noon December 15 through midnight January 1.

Are sparklers illegal in Maine

Permitted: Most ground-based consumer fireworks.

Prohibited: Missile-type rockets as defined by the State Fire Marshal, Helicopters and aerial spinners, Sky rockets and bottle rockets.

Are sparklers illegal in Maryland

Permitted: Sparklers containing no chlorates or perchlorates, ground based sparkling devices that are non-aerial non-explosive, and are labeled in accordance with the requirements of CPSC. Paper wrapped snappers containing less than 3/100 grains of explosive composition, and snakes that contain no mercury and are not regulated by DOT.

Prohibited: All fireworks not specifically permitted.

Selling Period:  Retailers must submit products for testing and approval to State Fire Marshal’s Office prior to sale.

Are sparklers illegal in Massachusetts

Permitted: N/A

Prohibited: Firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, flares, candles, bombs, wheels, colored fire, fountains, mines, and serpents.

Are sparklers illegal in Michigan

Permitted: Consumer Fireworks as defined in APA Standard 87-1 sections 3.1.2, 3.1.3, or 3.5

Prohibited: All fireworks not specifically permitted.

Are sparklers illegal in Minnesota

Permitted: Wire or wood sparklers, ground-based sparkling devices which are non-explosive and non aerial, and contain 75 grams or less of chemical mixture per tube or a total of 500 grams or less for multiple tube items and include: fountains, cones, illuminating torches, wheels, ground spinners, flitter sparklers, flash / strobes, and novelty devices including snakes, glow worms, trick noisemakers, party poppers, and snappers.

Prohibited: All aerial fireworks and explosives such as firecrackers.

Selling Period: Year round.

Are sparklers illegal in Mississippi

Permitted: All consumer fireworks as defined by the DOT.

Prohibited: Cherry bombs, tubular salutes, repeating bombs, aerial bombs, and torpedoes.

Selling Period: June 15-July 5 and December 5-January 2.

Are sparklers illegal in Missouri

Permitted: Consumer Fireworks in compliance with the regulations of the CPSC.

Prohibited: Ground salutes that exceed DOT limits.

Selling Period: June 20-July 10 and December 20-January 2.

Are sparklers illegal in Montana

Permitted: Items meeting the CPSC requirements, except for items specifically prohibited.

Prohibited: Skyrockets, roman candles, bottle rockets.

Selling Period: June 24-July 5 and December 29-December 31.

Are sparklers illegal in Nebraska

Permitted: Novelty items, snakes, and sparklers do not require a permit to be sold in Nebraska. Gold and silver sparklers (colored sparklers prohibited) spray fountains, torches, color fire cones, star and comet type aerial shells without explosive charge, and lady fingers with a total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed 50 mg. each, color wheels and any other item approved by Fire Marshal.

Prohibited: All fireworks not specifically permitted.

Selling Period: Samples for all fireworks must be submitted to Fire Marshal prior to sale for separate test shoot examination.

Are sparklers illegal in Nevada

Permitted: Fireworks designated as consumer fireworks.

Prohibited: Dangerous fireworks, including large firecrackers, aerial displays and items that explode on impact or by friction.

Are sparklers illegal in New Hampshire

Permitted: Cone and cylindrical fountain, ground spinner, party popper, snake/glow worm snapper, wheel. (Small sparklers not regulated as Consumer Fireworks and therefore allowed.) Items listed on permissible fireworks list.

Prohibited: Items not specifically permitted.

Are sparklers illegal in New Jersey

Permitted: None.

Prohibited: Torpedoes, firecrackers, fireworks containing yellow or white phosphorus or mercury, fireworks containing an ammonium salt, and a chlorate.

Are sparklers illegal in New Mexico

Permitted: All consumer fireworks.

Prohibited:  Fireworks restrictions may be imposed during extreme drought conditions.

Are sparklers illegal in New York?

Permitted: None.

Prohibited: Firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, and bombs.

Are sparklers illegal in North Carolina

Permitted: Sparklers, fountains, smoke devices, snake and glow worms, trick noisemakers, and toy pistol caps.

Prohibited: Explosive or aerial fireworks, roman candles, and rockets or similar devices.

Are sparklers illegal in North Dakota

Permitted: Star lights, helicopter flyers, cylindrical fountains, cone fountains, wheels, torches, colored fire, sparklers, dipped sticks, comets, shells, soft shell firecrackers not to exceed 1½” in length and ¼” in diameter, total pyrotechnic composition not to exceed 50 mg each.

Prohibited: Fireworks not specifically permitted.

Selling Period: June 27-July 5.

Are sparklers illegal in Ohio

Permitted: Sparklers, trick noisemakers & novelties are exempt under Ohio law. Other consumer fireworks may be sold to Ohio residents upon execution of a form agreeing to take the items out to the state within 48 hours, or to out-of state residents upon execution of a form agreeing to take the items out the state within 72 hours.

Prohibited: All fireworks not specifically permitted.

Are sparklers illegal in Oklahoma

Permitted: All fireworks meeting the requirements of the CPSC, unless specifically prohibited.

Prohibited: Skyrockets, including bottle rockets or stick rockets, and M-80s.

Selling Period: June 15-July 6 and December 15-January 2.

Are sparklers illegal in Oregon

Permitted: Permit required. Those which produce only smoke, sparks or fire and which do not explode, eject balls of fire, fly into the air, or travel more than 6’ horizontally and/or 12” vertically from the point of ignition.

Prohibited: All other fireworks not specifically permitted.

Are sparklers illegal in Pennsylvania

Permitted: Sparklers, toy pistols, or other devices in which paper caps are used which contain .25 grains or less of explosive compound, and are constructed so the hand cannot come into contact with the cap when in place for the explosion. Also permitted are toy cannons which operate on the principle of mixing calcium carbide, weighting less that 1/10th ounce and water in the reservoir of the cannon, and in which ignition results upon the creation of a spark.

Prohibited: Any combustible or explosive composition prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation. This includes, but is not limited to, firecrackers, skyrockets, roman candles, aerial fireworks, or other fireworks of like construction, and any fireworks containing any explosive or flammable compound.

Are sparklers illegal in Rhode Island

Permitted: Hand-held and ground based sparkling devices including fountains, illuminating torches, wheels, ground spinners, flitter sparklers, sparklers & novelties devices.

Prohibited: Aerial Consumer, Display Fireworks, and Pyrotechnics unless permits are obtained.

Are sparklers illegal in South Carolina

Permitted: Items meeting requirements of the CPSC.

Prohibited: Small rockets less than ½” in diameter and 3” long.

Are sparklers illegal in South Dakota

Permitted: All fireworks that comply with CPSC regulations.

Prohibited: All consumer fireworks made wholly or in part of dynamite, nitroglycerin, or giant powder.

Are sparklers illegal in Tennessee

Permitted: Items meeting CPSC requirements.

Prohibited: Illegal ground salutes and mail order purchase of fireworks by consumers.

Are sparklers illegal in Texas

Permitted: All fireworks meeting requirements of CPSC and DOT Consumer Fireworks definitions, except for small rockets.

Prohibited: Small rockets.

Are sparklers illegal in Utah

Permitted: Cylindrical and cone fountains (effects no higher than 15’,) wheels with no more than 6 drivers, ground spinners, flitter sparklers, smoke devices, wire sparklers under 12” in length, party poppers, trick noisemakers, ground chasers that do not travel more than 10 feet laterally, snakes, and glow worms.

Prohibited: Firecrackers, cannon crackers, salutes, cherry bombs, sky rockets, roman candles, aerial fireworks that have effects higher than 15’, and chasers, whistlers, or other devices that travel more than 10’ laterally on a smooth surface or exceed 15’ in height when discharged.

Selling Period: June 20-July 25, December 20-January 2, and 15 days before and on the Chinese New Year.

Are sparklers illegal in Vermont

Permitted: Sparklers and novelty sparkling items limited to snakes, party poppers, glow worms, smoke devices, string poppers, snappers that are in compliance with CPSC regulations.

Prohibited: Firecrackers, skyrockets, roman candles, torpedoes, and daygo bombs.

Are sparklers illegal in Virginia

Permitted: Sparklers, fountains, pharaoh’s serpents, pinwheels, and whirligigs.

Prohibited: Firecrackers, skyrockets, torpedoes, and other fireworks which explode, travel laterally, rise into the air, or fire projectiles into the air.

Are sparklers illegal in Washington

Permitted: Consumer fireworks not specifically prohibited.

Prohibited: Firecrackers, skyrockets, salutes, chasers, and bottle rockets.

Selling Period: Noon, June 28-July 6 and December 31 6pm-12am.

Are sparklers illegal in West Virginia

Permitted: Sparkling devices (fountains, wire sparklers, trick noisemakers, smoke devices, snakes).

Prohibited: Firecrackers, torpedoes, sky rockets, roman candles, daygo bombs.

Are sparklers illegal in Wisconsin

Permitted: Cylinder fountains, cone fountains, sparklers containing no magnesium, chlorate or perchlorate; snakes containing no mercury, small smoke devices.

Prohibited: Firecrackers, wheels, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, aerial salutes, and bombs.

Are sparklers illegal in Wyoming

Permitted: Consumer Fireworks meeting requirements of the CPSC

Prohibited: None.

By Hannah Goodman 05/06/2017 19:20:00

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