Like everywhere else in the United States, the Maryland 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 Maryland fireworks laws to prevent any type of fines or legal problems on your big day.
Whether you live in Baltimore, Columbia, Silver Spring, or any other city in Maryland, breaking the local fireworks laws can ruin your wedding in a big hurry; even though it’s home to the first umbrella factory in the U.S. (established in 1928) in Baltimore. Below we have list the current Maryland fireworks laws to help prevent any unwanted problems when using wedding sparklers on your big day.
State of Maryland Fireworks Laws:
Permitted: Sparklers containing no chlorates or perchlorates, ground based sparkling devices that are non-aerial non-explosive, and are labeled in accordance with the requirements of CPSC. Paper wrapped snappers containing less than 3/100 grains of explosive composition, and snakes that contain no mercury and are not regulated by DOT.
Prohibited: All fireworks not specifically permitted.
Selling Period: Retailers must submit products for testing and approval to State Fire Marshal’s Office prior to sale.
Age of Purchase: 18 years of age.
More Facts About Maryland:
Nickname: Old Line State / Free State
Motto: Fatti Maschii Parole Femine (Manly deeds, womanly words)
Statehood: April 28, 1788 (7th)
Origin of State’s Name: Named to honor Henrietta Maria, wife of England’s King Charles I.
Largest Cities: Baltimore, Columbia, Silver Spring, Dundalk, Wheaton-Glenmont, Ellicott City
Border States: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Land Area: 9,775 sq. mi., 42nd largest
State Bird: Baltimore Oriole
State Flower: Black-Eyed Susan (rudbeckia hirta)
State Tree: White Oak
State Song: Maryland, My Maryland