Like everywhere else in the United States, the Florida fireworks laws are unique to that specific state. Before using any type of fireworks such as sparklers for weddings, it is very important to know all of the Florida fireworks laws to prevent any type of fines or legal problems on your big day.
Whether you live in Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, or any other city in Florida, breaking the local fireworks laws can ruin your wedding in a big hurry; even though it’s where we do our U.S. spacecraft launchings from Cape Canaveral, formerly called Cape Kennedy. Below we have list the current Florida fireworks laws to help prevent any unwanted problems when using wedding sparklers on your big day.
State of Florida Fireworks Laws:
Permitted: Devices approved and listed by State Fire Marshal which emit a shower of sparks upon burning, do not contain any explosive compounds, do not detonate or explode, are hand held or ground based, cannot propel themselves through the air, and that contain not more than 100 grams of the chemical compound that produces sparks upon burning. Any device that is not included in the list of approved items is prohibited, except that snakes, small smoke devices, trick noisemakers and certain other novelties may be sold at all other times.
Prohibited: Firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, daygo bombs, and any fireworks containing explosive or flammable compounds.
Selling Period: N/A
Age of Purchase: 18 year of age.
More Facts About Florida
Nickname: Sunshine State / Peninsula State
Motto: In God We Trust
Statehood: March 3, 1845 (27th)
Origin of State’s Name: Named on Easter 1513 by Ponce de Leon for Pascua Florida, meaning “Flowery Easter.”
Largest Cities: Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Hialeah
Border States: Alabama, Georgia
Land Area: 53,997 sq. mi., 26th largest
State Bird: Mockingbird
State Flower: Orange blossom (citrus sinensis)
State Tree: Sabal Palmetto (cabbage palmetto)
State Song: Suwannee River