Alabama Firework Laws

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What can you buy and use

Alabama's current firework laws allow the purchase of all fireworks that meet cspc and phsma rules. So you can buy any fireworks on our site and set them off during allowed times.

AGE

You have to be 16+ to buy and sell fireworks. (As our site uses credit cards and other payment methods that require a contract that requires you to be of legal age to sign or have the permission of a legal guardian to use we consider all sales to be authorized by someone of legal age for buying. For most states this is 18+)

SHIPPING

Processing is typical 24 hours with freight shipping to Alabama is about 2-3 days as with all freight it does not ship on the weekends.

TIMES

June 20 - July 10 and Dec. 15-Jan. 2 May be restricted by county or city

Section 8-17-217
“(a) It shall be unlawful for an individual, firm, partnership or corporation to possess, sell or use within
the state of Alabama, or ship into the state of Alabama, except as provided in section 8-17-216,
any pyrotechnics commonly known as ‘fireworks’ other than items now or hereafter classified as
Class C common fireworks by the United States Department of Transportation and/or those items
that comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations promulgated by
the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and permitted for use by the general
public under their regulations.
(b) Permitted items designed to produce an audible effect are confined to small ground items which
include firecrackers containing not over 50 milligrams of explosive composition and aerial devices
containing not over 130 milligrams of explosive composition. Propelling or expelling charge
consisting of a mixture of charcoal, sulfur and potassium nitrate are not considered as designed to
produce an audible effect.
(c) Items permitted and for which a permit is required shall include related items not classified by the
United States Department of Transportation as common fireworks, but identified under their
regulations as trick noisemakers, toy novelties, toy smoke devices and sparklers and shall include
toy snakes, snappers, auto burglar alarms, smoke balls, smoke novelty items, and wire sparklers
containing not over 100 grams composition per item. Sparklers containing any chlorate or
perchlorate salts may not exceed five grams of composition per item.”
Section 8-17-218
“All items of fireworks which exceed the 2 grain limit of D.O.T. Class C common fireworks as to explosive
composition, such items being commonly referred to as ‘illegal ground salutes’ designed to produce an
audible effect, are expressly prohibited from shipment into, manufacture, possession, sale, and use within
the state of Alabama for any purpose. This subsection shall not affect display fireworks authorized by this
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article.”
Section 8-17-219
“No permissible article of fireworks or related items defined in Section 8-17-217 shall be sold, offered for
sale or possessed within the state or used within the state, except as provided in Section 8-17-216 unless
it shall be properly named to conform to the nomenclature of Section 8-17-217 hereof. Items must be
identified on the shipping cases and by imprinting on the article or retail sales container or unit ‘D.O.T.
CLASS C Common Fireworks’ or other appropriate classification or identification as may be applicable or
required by any federal agency having jurisdiction over fireworks on related items; such imprint to be of
sufficient size and so positioned as to be readily recognized by law enforcement authorities and the
general public.”
Section 8-17-220
“Permissible items of fireworks, defined in Section 8-17-217, may be sold at retail to residents of the State
of Alabama. The term ‘fireworks’ shall not include toy paper pistol caps which contain less than twentyfive hundredths grains of explosive compounds, model rockets, emergency signal flares, matches, cone,
bottle, tube, and other type serpentine pop-off novelties, trick matches and cigarette loads, the sale and
use of which shall be permitted at all times without a special fireworks permit.” 

Alabama Fireworks

PDf of laws from Alabama State Fire Marshals office.

As with many other states their laws have outdated info as both class b(now 1.3G UN0335) and class c(now 1.4G UN0336) are no longer dot classifications.

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