NORTHERN VIRGINIA FIRE MARSHAL'S APPROVED FIREWORKS LIST (5/2017)
Only approved fireworks may be possessed or discharged in the northern Virginia jurisdictions. The items on the list attached below are sorted by wholesaler then by the fireworks’ name. Any fireworks discharged or found in your possession which are not on the list constitute a violation of the Fire Prevention Code of your jurisdiction and the State Fire Prevention Code.
LIST: Sparklers, fountains, Pharaoh’s serpents, caps for pistols and pinwheels (commonly known as whirligigs), spinning jennies or other similar fireworks approved by the Fire Marshal are permissible. Any such fireworks which explode, emits flame or sparks to a distance greater than twelve (12) feet, rises into the air or travels laterally or performs as a projectile or fires projectiles other than sparks are prohibited. All illegal fireworks will be confiscated and the person responsible may be charged with violation of county or state laws. Permissible fireworks shall have a hard-coated or slow-burning fuse at least one and a half (1 1/2) inches long with a burning rate of not less than four (4) seconds. Quick match fuses are prohibited. Such permissible fireworks shall be used only on private property with the approval of the owner of the property.