Florida State Fireworks Laws

FLORIDA CONSUMER FIREWORKS

Specifically 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 handheld or ground based, cannot propel themselves through the air, and contain no 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, smoke devices, trick noisemakers, party poppers, booby traps, snappers, trick match. cigarette load, and auto burglar alarms, each of which are subject to size limitations and may be sold at all times.

Specifically prohibited

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

DISPLAY FIREWORKS

Display permit

Apply to local authorities at least 15 days before display date. Displays shall be governed by NFPA 1123 (1995 edition), but local authorities may impose a stricter requirements.

Insurance

Required, $500 minimum bond.

Operator

Required to be approved by the chief of police and fire department of the location of the display. No license specifically required in state law. However, local jurisdiction may require permit.

MANUFACTURE, STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION

Storage specifications in law.

LICENSING

Required:

Manufacturer $ 1000 Distributor $ 1000 Wholesaler $ 1000 Seasonal retailer $ 200 Retailer $ 15 each location

Expires on Jan 31 of each year.

ENFORCING AUTHORITY

Local law enforcement and officials.

Division of State Fire Marshal

Julius Halas

200 East Gaines Street

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0341

Ph: (850) 413-3170

http://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/sfm/