My friend this weekend told me how he randomly came across a firework stand & stocked up on his arsenal for Independence Day, & you may have noticed that things in this state are very different than before. I remember just two years ago how I was very much concerned about the hypothetical possession & use of fireworks in New Jersey, which I totally did not have at the time by the way, but now we don’t have to worry anymore… right? Well actually, you might want to keep certain things in mind. New Jersey is only “kind of cool” in this regard, & as with anything, you should always dig a little bit deeper, because we all know that the police are excellent in their fundraising efforts. DISCLAIMER: Scranberry Coop & its affiliates are not responsible for any actions you make take, & also the coolness level of NJ is completely subjective.
The following information is courtesy of Lehigh Valley Live.
What fireworks are legal in N.J?
New Jersey fireworks laws allow residents 16 or older to buy and use “certain sparkling devices and novelties” — basically anything that doesn’t go airborne.
Permitted fireworks include hand-held or ground-based sparklers, snakes, and glow worms; smoke devices; and trick noisemakers, including party poppers, snappers and drop pops, according to the state Division of Consumer Affairs.
The use of bigger fireworks requires a municipal permit. And, of course, federal rules still apply.
Know what’s allowed. Both Pennsylvania and New Jersey prohibit certain kinds of fireworks.
No fireworks are completely safe — even sparklers, which can reach about 1,200 degrees and cause third-degree burns and serious eye injuries.
- Only buy from reputable places. Don’t buy if the packaging is damaged or appears tampered with.
- Don’t try to fix duds or broken fireworks. Never relight a dud.
- Never use fireworks indoors.
- Mind the weather. Don’t use fireworks in windy or dry conditions.
- Always have water handy and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Watch where you point them. Never aim a firework at yourself, another person, animals or buildings.
- Wait 20 minutes to dispose of fireworks properly.
& remember, yes, you can go and buy them, but you’ve still got to check with your local municipality for their code before using them.