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Posted on: June 27, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Fireworks Laws in Hanover County

Each July 4th, many Americans, most often children and teens, are injured and sometimes even killed while using consumer fireworks.  Even sparklers, if misused, can cause serious injuries.  Hanover Fire-EMS urges people not to use consumer fireworks because they are too dangerous.  Instead, go to a public show put on by experts.

In Virginia, it is illegal to sell, buy, use, ignite, or explode fireworks without a permit.  This includes any firecrackers, sky rockets or any object that explodes, rides into the air, travels laterally or fires projectiles into the air.

The only fireworks legally allowed to be sold or used in Hanover County are sparklers, fountains, Pharaoh’s serpents, caps for pistols and pinwheels (commonly known as whirligigs or spinning jennies), which may be used only on private property with the consent of the property owner.

If you have questions concerning fireworks, please call the Fire Marshal’s Office at 365-6195.

Have a happy and safe July 4th!




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