Updated: 1/11/2018

On October 30, 2017, Fireworks Law in Pennsylvania changed, allowing the use of Consumer Fireworks (1.4G), including Aerial Repeaters, Firecrackers, Parachutes, Rockets, Roman Candles, Saturn Missiles, and Shells & Mortars!


Use of Consumer Fireworks in Pennsylvania was outlined and passed within PA House Bill 542 – an act amending the Tax Reform Code – under Article XXIV, Section 2404.

In Section 2404, the following apply to the use of Consumer Fireworks

  • A person who is at least 18 years of age may purchase, possess and use Consumer Fireworks.
  • A person may NOT intentionally ignite or discharge Consumer Fireworks
    • on a property without express permission of the owner.
    • within (or throw from) a motor vehicle or building.
    • by throwing them into, or at, a motor vehicle, building or another person.
    • if under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance or another drug.
    • within one hundred fifty (150) feet of an Occupied Structure (a structure, vehicle or place adapted for overnight accommodation of persons or for conducting business whether or not a person is actually present).
PLEASE NOTE: Federally illegal explosives, including, but not limited to, devices commonly referred to as “M-80,” “M-100,” “Blockbuster,” “Cherry Bomb,” or “Quarter or Half Stick” still remain just that – federally illegal. These items do not fall under the classification of Consumer Fireworks, and The Fireworks Superstore does not deal with or handle any such devices.


If you have an questions regarding the changes to the law, please Contact Us and we’ll be happy to share our expertise on the subject!