Kentucky State Fireworks Laws

KENTUCKY CONSUMER FIREWORKS

Specifically permitted

Consumer fireworks that comply with the construction, chemical composition, & labeling regulations of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission including aerial devices including rockets & bottle rockets, helicopters, & aerial spinners, roman candles, mines. Ground and hand-held sparkling devices (dipped stick or wire sparklers), cylindrical and cone fountain, illuminating torch, wheel, ground spinner, flitter sparkler,) smoke, novelties, and trick noisemakers, & audible ground devices

Registration

Entities that want to sell consumer fireworks must register annually with the State Fire Marshal. The registration fee for a permanent retailer (year round) is $500. The registration fee for a seasonal retailers (retail sales from June 10 – July 7th & December 26th – January 4th) is $250. Seasonal retailer registration forms must be received at least 15 days prior to offering consumer fireworks for sale. (Late registration may be permitted if a $100 fee is paid.)

Age of purchase

18 years

DISPLAY FIREWORKS

Display permit

Notify State Fire Marshal at least 15 days prior to display date. Prior to submission, must secure approval of local authority having jurisdiction where display will be conducted.

Insurance

Minimum required by law is $1,000,000. Local authorities may require a larger amount.

Operator

At least one “competent display operator” on site during setup and firing. Competent display operator shall have valid ATF license and participated as an assistant in the firing of at least 5 public displays.

 

 

MANUFACTURE, STORAGE, TRANSPORT.

NFPA 1124 and NFPA 1123 adopted by reference.

 

ENFORCING AUTHORITY

Office of the State Fire Marshal 101 Sea Hero Road, Suite 100 Frankfort, KY 40601-5405 Phone: 502-573-1702; 502-573-0382

Email: shawnna.mcmichael@ky.gov http://dhbc.ky.gov/sfm/pages/fireworks.aspx

 

LAW NUMBER

Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 227.700 – 227.752; 815 Ky. Admin. Regs. 10:070