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Fireworks
Frequently Asked Questions

 
  • Are fireworks legal in New Hampshire for consumer use?
    Yes, only Class C, Consumer fireworks excluding firecrackers, bottle rockets and any device that produces solely smoke.
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  • What fireworks are illegal in New Hampshire?
    Any type of Firecracker, Bottle Rocket, Missile, Sky Rocket, hand held Fountains and any device that produces solely smoke.
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  • Can my town prohibit the sale, possession, or display of Permissible Fireworks?
    Yes. NH RSA 160-C does give towns, cities, or local municipalities the ability to adopt local ordinances that restrict, or prohibit the use, possession and display of Permissible Fireworks.
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  • How old do I have to be to purchase and possess fireworks?
    You must be at least 21 years of age to purchase and possess fireworks.
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  • Are M-80’s, Cherry Bombs, Quarter Sticks legal in New Hampshire?
    No, the United States Government has banned the production, sale, possession and display of items like these.
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  • How do I obtain information on the requirements for a license to sell Permissible Fireworks?
    Contact the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office at (603) 223-4289, or contact the NH State Police Permits and Licensing Unit at (603) 271-3575.
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