Summer months in New Hampshire mean long nights out by bonfires, either while camping or simply out in your backyard. On those really nice nights, or around the holidays, locals love to set off fireworks safely. If you love to set off fireworks, do you know which ones are legal in New Hampshire?
Back in May of 2018, the state of New Hampshire passed legislation that allows almost all types of fireworks to be purchased and used.
List of Approved Fireworks in the State of New Hampshire
- Cylindrical Fountains
- Cone Fountains
- Ground Spinners
- Helicopters and Aerial Spinners
- Roman Candles
- Mines, Cakes, and Shells
- Reloadable Mortars
- Novelties that Include Party Poppers, Snaps, and Snakes
- Certain Smoke Devices
- Bottle and Sky Rockets
If there is a firework that you want to set off this summer and it is not on the above list, it is not legal in the state of New Hampshire. The non-listed fireworks are illegal explosive devices. People caught with those fireworks can get into trouble.
One must be at least 21 years of age to purchase, be in possession of, and use fireworks in this state. You can only set off fireworks on land that you own. If you want to set them off on another person’s property, you must have their written permission. All set off fireworks must be in accordance with all of the ordinances in your local area.
Certain areas of New Hampshire currently have a ban on fireworks, while others restrict the types of fireworks you can use. I recommend checking with your local town or county to see what guidelines you must follow to stay safe this summer when using fireworks.
Contact me today if you happen to have any damage to your property from fireworks that were set off without your knowledge.