Firework Regulations

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North Carolina general statue GS 12-413 defines which consumer fireworks are actually allowed in North Carolina. Pyrotechnics, commonly known as 'Safe and Sane' fireworks, are the only ones allowed in North Carolina. These devices include caps, snakes and glow worms, smoke devices, trick noisemakers, sparklers, and other sparkling devices such as fountains. Illegal fireworks include devices that leave the ground, such as bottle rockets and mortars, and have a report or 'bang'. Examples of these include firecrackers and M80s. These types of devices are not legally available in North Carolina. 

 

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Additional Fireworks Regulations

 Dare County Hatteras Island  All fireworks are illegal and prohibited on Hatteras Island.  Any person violating any provision of this ordinance shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor and shall be fined $250.  County Ordinance Chapter 102 adopted March 19, 2007.
 Dare County Unincorporated  No additional regulations
 Duck  Town of Duck Fireworks Regulations 
 Southern Shores  Town of Southern Shores Fireworks Regulations
 Kitty Hawk  No additional regulations
 Kill Devil Hills  Town of Kill Devil Hills Fireworks Regulations
 Nags Head  Town of Nags Head Fireworks Regulations 
 Manteo  Town of Manteo Fireworks Regulations