Louisiana State Fireworks Laws

LOUISIANA CONSUMER FIREWORKS

Specifically permitted

Consumer fireworks as defined by DOT and the CPSC. (This includes: 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.

Specifically prohibited

Cherry bombs, tubular salutes, 2” American-made salutes, firecrackers with casings exceeding 1½”in length or ¼” in diameter, repeating bombs, aerial bombs, torpedoes exceeding 3/8” in diameter, roman candles larger than 10 ball, and sky rockets with a casing of less than 5/8” in diameter and less than 2 7/8” in length, with an over all length of 15”.

Selling Period

Noon June 16 through midnight July 5, and noon December 15 through midnight January 1.

Age of purchase

15 years

DISPLAY FIREWORKS

Display permit

Apply to State Fire Marshal or certified local authorities at least 5 days before event, $100 fee.

Insurance

Operator

None specifically required in state law.

Displays must be conducted under the control of a Fire Marshall licensed operator. The operator, among other requirements, must be 21 and pass a written test.

STORAGE/DISPLAY/TRANSPORTATION

Storage, handling, and transportation requirements specified in state law.

LICENSING

Apply to State Fire Marshal for annual license before April 1. Operator (1.3G displays) $50 initial, $25 annual renewal. Special effects operator (1.3G, 1.4G & 1.4S displays) $50 initial, $25 annual renewal.

Fees:

Manufacturer $10,000

Assembler $1,000

Distributor $2,000

Importer $500

Jobber $250

Retailer, resident $100

Retailer, nonresident $800

ENFORCING AUTHORITY

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office

Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning, Jr 8181 Independence Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70806-4125 Phone: 1-800-256-5452; 225-925-3649 http://www.dps.state.la.us/

 

LAW NUMBER

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 51:650 through 51:660; La. Admin. Code tit. 55, § 1901 - 1905