When you think 4th of July, you think fireworks and sometimes your neighbors might think that includes the entire week before..and after. So when can you legally shoot off fireworks in Florida?
Governor Ron DeSantis signed the most recent fireworks rules into law back in 2020 and there are only 3 days that you can legally shoot off fireworks in Florida: 4th of July, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
The law defines a firework as “any combustible or explosive composition or substance or combination of substances or, except as hereinafter provided, any article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration, or detonation.”
So basically anything that uses explosives and launches into the sky using something lit on fire, specifically firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, dago bombs. WFLA reports that things like sparklers, pop-its, snaps, snakes, smoke bombs, party poppers, toy pistols, toy guns, toy canes, and paper caps are legal as long as “25 hundredths grains or less of explosive compounds are used”.
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