Pennsylvania State Fireworks Laws

PENNSYLVANIA CONSUMER FIREWORKS

CONSUMER FIREWORKS  
Specifically permitted Consumer fireworks that comply with the construction, chemical composition and labeling requirements of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and comply with the consumer fireworks provisions of APA Standard 87-1.
Consumer Fireworks Retail
Sales Requirements
Consumer Fireworks shall be sold only from facilities and temporary structures licensed by the PA Department of Agriculture. $2 million insurance requirement.
Sales permitted to individuals 18 years of age and older.
Permanent facilities may sell all legal consumer fireworks devices including firecrackers, bottle rockets, and reloadable aerial shell devices. Selling period is year round.
Temporary structures may only sell ground and hand held sparkling devices, helicopters/aerial spinners, roman candles, and mine & shell devices not exceeding 500 grams. Selling period is June 15 – July 8 and December 21 – January 2
DISPLAY FIREWORKS  

Display Permit

Apply to local authorities.

Insurance Not specifically mentioned, however require a $500 bond.
Operator No license specifically required by state law. Must be deemed “competent” by local authority.

ENFORCING AUTHORITY 

Pennsylvania State Police.

LAW NUMBER

Article 43, PA State Tax Code