What is Maine's Law on Fireworks
In 2011, the Legislature made changes to the fireworks laws (PL 2011, c. 416). This law differentiates fireworks from consumer fireworks (defined in 9-A MRS §221-A(4) and §221-A(1-A), respectively). The law governing consumer fireworks states that “the legislative body of a municipality may adopt an ordinance to prohibit or restrict the sale or use of consumer fireworks within the municipality.” As of 2017, plantations also have the power to control the sale and use of consumer fireworks (see 30-A MRS §7051(11)). Although the state law has changed, consumer fireworks may still be prohibited or restricted in your municipality (9-A MRS §223-A). The Maine State Fire Marshal has compiled a list of municipal ordinances about consumer fireworks prohibitions and restrictions. For more information on the difference between fireworks, consumer fireworks and display/commercial grade fireworks, see the Maine State Fire Marshal ’s website on Fireworks Laws and Regulations. For information on obtaining a license to sell consumer fireworks in Maine, see the State Fire Marshal ’s website on Consumer Fireworks in Maine.
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