Need to know: Fireworks laws in the Tri-State - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Need to know: Fireworks laws in the Tri-State

(Photo: CincinnatiUSA.com) (Photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)

It's that time of year again, fireworks sales are going up just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, but before you buy -- you need to know what’s legal and what's not.

According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, licensed businesses in Ohio can legally sell fireworks that shoot up into the air but it's illegal to use them in the state without a license.

You could serve up to six months in jail or pay $1,000 fine if you ignite them.

If you do buy fireworks in Ohio, you must be taken out of the state within 48 hours.

What is legal? Trick and novelty items like sparklers, smoke devices.

According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, in Kentucky if you’re 18 or older you can buy consumer fireworks that comply with the construction, chemical composition and labeling regulations of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission which includes aerial fireworks from rockets and
bottle rockets, helicopters, roman candles. 

Ground and hand-held sparkling devices are also allowed, as well as trick and novelty fireworks like sparklers and smoke devices.

But before you set them off, check and be sure your local ordinance to see if it's OK.

A handful of local communities have put their own regulations in place to discourage this state law.

In Indiana, the laws are very similar to Kentucky in what kind of fireworks you can buy.

Here’s some differences -- fireworks may only be set off on the users property,f the property of someone who has consented to the use of fireworks or at locally mandated special discharge locations.

There are specific hours in Indiana, fireworks may be used only between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on days other than holidays.

On holidays, fireworks may be used from 9 a.m. until midnight.

For more information, visit AmericanPyro.com.
 
 
PHOTO CRED: CINCINNATIUSA.COM

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • The Latest: Russia responds to Trump tweet saying 'we agree'

    The Latest: Russia responds to Trump tweet saying 'we agree'

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:25 AM EDT2018-07-16 06:25:30 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-07-16 14:49:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). U.S. President Donald Trump waves from the car after arriving at the airport in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, July 15, 2018 on the eve of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). U.S. President Donald Trump waves from the car after arriving at the airport in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, July 15, 2018 on the eve of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
    President Donald Trump is claiming credit for bolstering NATO as he heads into a day of meetings with Russia's Vladimir Putin.Full Story >
    President Donald Trump is claiming credit for bolstering NATO as he heads into a day of meetings with Russia's Vladimir Putin.Full Story >
  • Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

    Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:25 AM EDT2018-07-16 07:25:22 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-07-16 14:49:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than...(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than...

    This year's sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products.

    Full Story >

    This year's sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products.

    Full Story >
  • Trump: summit with Putin off to a 'very, very good start'

    Trump: summit with Putin off to a 'very, very good start'

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-07-16 04:15:15 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-07-16 14:45:46 GMT
    President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin shake hands before holding a private meeting Monday in Helsinki, Finland. (Source: CNN, Pool)President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin shake hands before holding a private meeting Monday in Helsinki, Finland. (Source: CNN, Pool)

    Monday's meeting was condemned in advance by an assortment of members of Congress from both parties after the U.S. indictment last week of 12 Russian military intelligence officers accused of hacking Democrats in the 2016 election to help Trump's presidential campaign.

    Full Story >

    Monday's meeting was condemned in advance by an assortment of members of Congress from both parties after the U.S. indictment last week of 12 Russian military intelligence officers accused of hacking Democrats in the 2016 election to help Trump's presidential campaign.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly