What are the fireworks rules in New York? Below is helpful and important information for use, posession and sale on any blank cartridge; blank cartridge pistol or toy cannon in which explosives are used, firecrackers, sparklers, or other combustible or explosive of like construction.
Rules for Fireworks
First, you are required to have an FDNY (FDNY Fireworks: Transport and Discharge) permit. Along with the permit, you are also required to have a certified Pyrotechnician (with license for police inspection) to discharge them.
Laws for Fireworks
Fireworks (that of a combustible or explosive nature) are regulated under Section 270 of the state Penal Law which governs the possession, sale and use of illegal fireworks.
Misdemeanors for Fireworks
Any person, while in the State of New York, who offers, exposes for sale, sells or furnishes fireworks or dangerous fireworks to another person is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. Should they be an adult (18 years old and older) or the fireworks is worth US$500.00, they are Class A misdemeanor.
Permits for Fireworks
If you need to obtain the permit, please contact the FDNY’s Explosive Unit at 718-999-1595. Penal Law section 405.00 regulates fireworks display permits and was amended to expand the authority to issue permits for uses beyond “public displays.” It also allows individuals to obtain permits for fireworks displays at private events.
Punishment for Fireworks
Any person or persons possessing, using or exploding ANY fireworks in New York City is guilty of a criminal misdemeanor. The criminal penalty is a fine of US$10,000.00 or imprisonment of six months or both. Such person is also liable for a civil penalty of US$750.00.
Transportion for Fireworks
The vehicle that will transport 1.3 display or 1.4 consumer fireworks must have an orange color, diamond shaped placard on the front, rear and both sides of the vehicle. Should there be an accident with the transporting vehicle, police and fire officials who are responding will know to take extra precautions for their safety.
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