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Fire and Rescue
Requirements for Explosives
Storage of Explosives
Transportation of Explosives Requirements
Use and Handling of Explosives
Grill Safety for Apartments and Condominiums
Haunted House - Specialty Amusement Guidelines
Fire Safety in Multi-Family Dwellings
Temporary Heaters Guidelines
Application for Hazardous Use Permit
Hazardous Use Permit Information
Requirements for Blasting Agents
Storage of Blasting Agents and Supplies
Sell Storage and Handling of Permissible Fireworks
Fireworks FAQs (Off-Season)
Fireworks Permit Info
Fireworks Safety Tips
Notice to all Firework Retailers
Plan Review & Inspections
Departments & Agencies
Fire and Rescue
Fire Marshal's Office
Use and Possession of Fireworks: Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I know what fireworks are illegal?
A. All approved and legal fireworks are sold at approved stands. The list of approved (legal) fireworks is available
Q: Where do I turn in illegal fireworks?
A: Contact Prince William County Fire Marshal's Office at 703-792-6360.
Q: You state there are no questions asked when illegal fireworks are surrendered. If I have a stash of fireworks who do I contact to come and take them away?
A: Contact the Prince William County Fire Marshal's Office for disposal at 703-792-6360. Do not throw them in the garbage!
Q: If I call you to come out to my house and some of my fireworks are illegal will you give me a ticket?
A: No the fireworks can be voluntarily released to the Fire Marshal for disposal.
Q: What should I do if my guests bring fireworks from another state?
A: Please review the
and do not use fireworks that are not on the approved list.
Q: What is the penalty for the possession or use of illegal fireworks?
A: The possession or use of unlawful fireworks is classified as a Class I Misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $2500 and/or up to one (1) year in jail.
For additional information or further questions or concerns contact the Fire Marshal's Office at 703-792-6360.
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