Maryland Fireworks Laws
Wedding sparklers are a great way to illuminate any wedding exit with flash and pizzazz. While our sparklers are fun and festive, it’s important to use them responsibility. Your health and safety is our highest priority and we always recommend following state fireworks rules and regulations in Maryland.
AGE OF PURCHASE: 16 years of age
LEGAL: Toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns, gold-labeled sparklers containing no chlorates or perchlorates, ground-based sparkling devices that are non-aerial, non-explosive and labeled with the requirements of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), paper-wrapped snappers containing less than 0.03 grains of explosive composition and snakes that contain no mercury and are not regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
ILLEGAL: Firecrackers, cherry bombs, black cats, M-80’s, crackling balls, smoke bombs, Roman candles, bottle rockets, skyrockets, helicopter rockets, spinning wheels, moving tanks and any firework that is shot from a mortar tube.
SELLING PERIOD: Retailers must submit products for testing and approval to the State Fire Marshal’s Office prior to sale.
PENALTY: Violators who possess or discharge illegal fireworks in Maryland are subject to a misdemeanor fine of up to $250. The sale of fireworks without a permit is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $1,000 fine.
Maryland Facts & Figures
Nickname: Old Line State
State Capital: Annapolis
Population: 6,045,680 (19th)
Largest Cities: Baltimore 593,490 Columbia 103,663 Germantown 90,844
Total Land Area: 12,406 sq. miles (42nd)
As one of the most distinctive state flags in the U.S., the Maryland state flag is the only state flag to be based on English heraldry. The black and gold design on the quartered flag is based on the coat of arms of the Calvert family.
Old Glory has flown continuously over the monument of Francis Scott Key’s (writer of “The Star-Spangled Banner”) birthplace in Keymar, Maryland since May 30, 1849.
Say “cheese!” The first dental school in the U.S. opened at the University of Maryland.