Ohio 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 Ohio.
AGE OF PURCHASE: 18 years of age
LEGAL: There are three types of legal fireworks in Ohio: trick and novelty, 1.3G (display fireworks) and 1.4G (consumer fireworks). The public may purchase 1.4G fireworks only from one of 50 licensed sales locations across the state. Delivery of fireworks must occur at the licensed location as internet sales with direct shipments to consumers in Ohio are prohibited.
Trick and novelty fireworks
Sparklers, snaps, glow snakes and smoke bombs.
These are known as display or exhibitor fireworks and include items such as aerial shells that are fired from mortars.
Commonly referred to as consumer fireworks, they include firecrackers, bottle rockets, roman candles and fountains.
ILLEGAL: The only items that can be used in Ohio are designated trick and novelty fireworks, as 1.3G and 1.4G fireworks can be purchased, but usage is prohibited. In fact, all fireworks acquired by a consumer must be transported out of the state within 48 hours.
PENALTY: First-time violations of fireworks laws in Ohio are first-degree misdemeanors, punishable by up to $1,000 fine and six months in jail. Subsequent violations are a fifth-degree felony.
Ohio Facts & Figures
Nickname: The Buckeye State
State Capital: Columbus
Population: 11,689,100 (7th)
Largest Cities: Columbus 898,553 Cleveland 381,009 Cincinnati 303,940
Total Land Area: 44,826 sq. miles (34th)
Ohio was founded in 1803, but didn’t officially become a state until 1953 after President Dwight Eisenhower signed off on it.
Ohio is the birthplace of football, but did you know the first professional baseball team was founded in Cincinnati? In 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings began playing ball at the Union Grounds.
The state is home to the world’s largest cuckoo clock, located in Sugarcreek, the “Little Switzerland of Ohio.”