State and Local Laws

While the state of Oklahoma permits the sale of most fireworks, individual cities have different ordinances regarding the sale and shooting of fireworks within the city limits. Most metro areas require you to purchase a permit, which allow you to shoot fireworks on specific dates.

 

Oklahoma Fireworks Laws

 

• It is illegal to offer fireworks for retail sale to residents of the state before June 15th or after July 6th, and before December 15th or after January 2nd.

 

• It is unlawful to explode or ignite fireworks within 500 feet of any church, hospital, asylum, public school, unharvest agricultural crop, or where fireworks are stored or sold. In addition, fireworks may not be lit in or thrown from motor vehicles or thrown at/near a group of people.

 

• The sale, gift, distribution, or use of skyrockets with sticks as defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation is prohibited. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to “bottle rockets.” Other prohibited fireworks include “cherry bombs,” and “M-80’s.”

 

• Any city or town can pass ordinances as deemed necessary to regulate or prohibit the sale and use of fireworks within its corporate limits. • Information on Oklahoma’s fireworks law can be accessed through the State Fire Marshal’s website (http://www.firemar.state.ok.us/). Additional information regarding national fireworks regulations can be accessed at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website (http://cpsc.gov/info/fireworks/).

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