Wednesday, July 13, 2011

More Virginia Law Regarding Fireworks

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Fireworks #1 (Photo credit: Camera Slayer)

Specifically permitted Sparklers, fountains, pharaoh’s serpents, pinwheels, and whirligigs.

Specifically prohibited Firecrackers, skyrockets, torpedoes, and other fireworks which explode, travel laterally, rise into the air, or fire projectiles into the air.


Display permit Apply to local authorities at least 15 days before display date.

Insurance Bond adequate to pay for all damages to persons or property is required.

Operator No license specifically required in state law.

MANUFACTURE, STORAGE, Banned items may not be transported, stored or manufactured.

ENFORCING AUTHORITY Commonwealth of Virginia
Dept of Housing & Community Development
Office of State Fire Marshal
501 N 2nd Street
Richmond, VA 23219


Local fire officials in those areas in which the local

governing body has elected to enforce the Statewide

Fire Prevention Code.

LAW NUMBER Code of Virginia, Chap. 11, Sec. 59-1-142 et seq.

Statewide Fire Prevention Code Art. 27

NFPA 1123, NFPA 1124, and NFPA 1126

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