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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Types of legal fireworks for the state of New Jersey

As we approach the 4th of July Holiday citizens are reminded that the use of illegal fireworks is still prohibited.

Under the New Jersey Explosives and Fireworks Act (N.J.S.A. 21:2-1 et seq., as amended by P.L.2017, C.92): – It is unlawful to sell, offer for sale, possess, or use fireworks anywhere in the State without a valid permit. However, recent changes to the law now permit persons 16 years of age or older to lawfully buy, possess and use certain sparkling devices and novelties. These permissible fireworks are limited to handheld or ground based sparklers, snakes, and glow worms; smoke devices; and trick noisemakers, including party poppers, snappers, and drop pops. The sale, possession and use of all other fireworks requires a valid permit.

Our officers will be out strictly enforcing these rules and appreciate your cooperation.

If you wish to file a complaint or report a fireworks violation, you can contact the police communications center at 732-828-1100.

Attached to this message you will find a copy of the latest flyer that will help you understand which types of fireworks are allowed within the State of NJ.

Please be careful when using NJ legal fireworks and be respectful to your neighbors who may have small children or pets who get easily frightened.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Fireworks Flyer_What is Legal in NJ for 2020

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