West Virginia State Fireworks Laws

WEST VIRGINIA CONSUMER FIREWORKS

Specifically permitted

Sparkling devices (fountains, wire sparklers, trick noisemakers, smoke devices, snakes).

Firecrackers, torpedoes, sky rockets, roman candles, bottle rockets, reloadable shells, missile-type Rockets, helicopter and aerial spinners, multi-aerial mine and shell devices, aerial shell kits.

Selling Period Year-round
Retail sale Sparkling Devices & Novelties: Business registration certificate and a Sparklers and Novelties Registration Certificate are required, $15 fee.
Consumer Fireworks: Business registration certificate, a minimum of $1 million dollars public & product liability insurance, Consumer Fireworks Certificate are required. Temporary retail sales location fee: $500.00
Permanent retail sales location fee: $1000.00
Minimum age to sale, purchase & use 18 years old with a valid I.D.
DISPLAY FIREWORKS  

Display permit

Apply to State Fire Marshal and local authorities at least 15 days before display date. Non- residents must appoint an in-state legal representative to obtain license, if the local authorities require legal representation.
Insurance Required Minimum $1,000,000. Local authorities may require a $1,000 bond.
Operator Pyro-Technician Minimum age: 21 years. State license required; apply to State Fire Marshal.
Pyro-Technician In-Training Minimum age: 18 Two operators are required per display.

ENFORCING AUTHORITY 

West Virginia State Fire Marshal Regulatory & Licensing Division 1207 Quarrier Street, 2nd Floor Charleston, WV 25201
Phone: 304-558-2191
Fax: 304-558-2191

http://www.firemarshal@wv.gov

LAW NUMBER

West Virginia Code, Chapter 29, Article 3E, 103CSR4