FLORIDA FIREWORKS INFORMATION “What’s Legal, What’s Not”?
“LEGAL FIREWORKS” - Sparklers approved by the division pursuant to s. 791.013; toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns, or other devices. This also includes the following novelties and trick noisemakers: A snake or glow worm.
The sale and use of which shall be permitted at all times/year-round.
“ILLEGAL FIREWORKS” - Means and includes any combustible or explosive composition. Any article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration, or detonation. This includes blank cartridges/toy cannons in which explosives are used, the type of balloons which require fire underneath to propel them (sky lanterns), firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, dago bombs, and any fireworks containing any explosives or flammable compound or any tablets or other device containing any explosive substance.
These fireworks are prohibited for use throughout the year with the following exception. In accordance with Florida Senate Bill 140 – Florida consumers are permitted to use these types of fireworks “only” on the following three dates: Independence Day - July 4th, New Year’s Eve - December 31st, and New Year’s Day - January 1st.
It is important to remember that fireworks injure thousands of people (most often children and teens) and cause over 100 million dollars in direct property damages. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks; devastating burns, injuries, property damages/fires, and even death.
Even sparklers (when lit) can reach temperatures between 1,200 and 1,800 degrees which is at least 200 degrees hotter than standard butane lighters.
For a list of hundreds of sparklers that are legal to use in Florida, visit the State Fire Marshal's website at https://www.myfloridacfo.com/division/sfm/bfp/approvedsparklerlists.htm