I want to display fireworks in my back yard. Are certain fireworks illegal to possess?

Yes. Any firework that explodes, rises into the air, moves across the ground or shoots projectiles into the air, is illegal to possess in Virginia. These devices include firecrackers, roman candles, pop bottle rockets, as well as shell devices used at public displays. The Fire Marshal's Office recommends that only fireworks sold at retail stands in Loudoun County be used. They may not be used on public property, including streets and roads. You can also find a list of permissible fireworks, approved vendors, and public displays on our Fire Marshal page.

Note: Although it is fairly easy to obtain these items by going across state lines, possession and use of these devices is a Class 1 Misdemeanor in Virginia, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a $2500 fine. Depending on the classification of the device, federal explosives charges could also be imposed for interstate transport.

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1. May I burn my leaves and brush pile?
2. I am hosting an event and am planning to put up a tent. Are there requirements I must follow?
3. I want to display fireworks in my back yard. Are certain fireworks illegal to possess?
4. I live in an apartment and I was told I cannot grill on my balcony. Is there a regulation prohibiting this?
5. I use my propane grill outside and away from the apartment building. Can I store my propane in my apartment or on the deck during the winter?
6. Where can I find a permit application?
7. When are you allowed to do open burning?
8. How do I request a fire safety talk or request a fire engine to attend my event?
9. I am interested in learning more about the smoke alarm and other safety programs, who do I need to contact?
10. I have old ammunition, where can I safely dispose of it?
11. What do I need to know to start my own food truck in Loudoun County?