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Illinois Wholesale Fireworks

Legal Requirements For Illinois

Bottle Rockets: With Permit Only
Sky Rockets: With Permit Only
Roman Candles: With Permit Only
Firecrackers: With Permit Only
Sparklers: Legally Allowed
Smoke and Punk: Legally Allowed
Fountains: With Permit Only
Missiles: With Permit Only
Novelties: Legally Allowed
Crackle and Strobe: With Permit Only
Parachutes: With Permit Only
Wheels and Spinners: With Permit Only
Aerial Spinners: With Permit Only
Display Shells: With Permit Only
Aerial Items: With Permit Only

Consumer Fireworks

Specifically Permitted:
Novelty items including snakes or glow worms; smoke devices; trick noisemakers known as ‘party poppers’, ‘booby traps’, ‘snappers’, and sparklers. The state fire marshal maintains a list, updated annually, of approved consumer fireworks.

Specifically Prohibited:
Handheld fireworks, bottle rockets, firecrackers, torpedoes, sky rockets, roman candles, chasers, buzz bombs, helicopters, missiles, pin wheels, planes .

Display Permit:
Required. Apply to the local authorities at least 15 days before the display date. Site inspection by the local fire department required for approval of permit.

Insurance:
Local authority may require.

Operator:
Must successfully pass a Consumer Fireworks Safety training class approved by the State Fire Marshal on an annual basis. The class and test is given by the local authority. Local authority may require criminal background check.

Sale:
Once an operator obtains a consumer fireworks display permit from the local authority, the operator may purchase approved consumer fireworks from a registered consumer fireworks retailer

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Wholesale Fireworks put together this list in attempt to compile the relevant legal fireworks information for the State of Illinois. The state laws for fireworks change all the time, so it is possible that the information above may be out of date. Please verify the information presented here with the State Fire Marshal. Wholesale Fireworks has provided this information for convenience only, and is not responsible for errors, omissions, or inaccuracies that may be present in this data.